Return to the Moon

Return to the Moon

Exploration, Enterprise, and Energy in the Human Settlement of Space

Book - 2006
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Former NASA Astronaut Harrison Schmitt advocates a private, investor-based approach to returning humans to the Moon--to extract Helium 3 for energy production, to use the Moon as a platform for science and manufacturing, and to establish permanent human colonies there in a kind of stepping stone community on the way to deeper space. With governments playing a supporting role--just as they have in the development of modern commercial aeronautics and agricultural production--Schmitt believes that a fundamentally private enterprise is the only type of organization capable of sustaining such an effort and, eventually, even making it pay off.

Publisher: New York, NY : Copernicus Books, in association with Praxis Publishing, c2006
ISBN: 9780387242859
Branch Call Number: 629.478 Schmitt
629.478 Schmitt
Characteristics: xvi, 335 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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