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The Resource The value of the Moon : how to explore, live, and prosper in space using the Moon's resources, Paul D. Spudis

The value of the Moon : how to explore, live, and prosper in space using the Moon's resources, Paul D. Spudis

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The value of the Moon : how to explore, live, and prosper in space using the Moon's resources
Title
The value of the Moon
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how to explore, live, and prosper in space using the Moon's resources
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Paul D. Spudis
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Language
eng
Summary
"While the Moon was once thought to hold the key to space exploration, in recent decades, the U.S. has largely turned its sights toward Mars and other celestial bodies instead. In The Value of the Moon, lunar scientist Paul Spudis argues that the U.S. can and should return to the moon in order to remain a world leader in space utilization and development and a participant in and beneficiary of a new lunar economy. Spudis explores three reasons for returning to the Moon: it is close, it is interesting, and it is useful. The proximity of the Moon not only allows for frequent launches, but also control of any machinery we place there. It is interesting because recorded deep on its surface and in its craters is the preserved history of the moon, the sun, and indeed the entire galaxy. And finally, the moon is useful because it is rich with materials and energy. The moon, Spudis argues, is a logical base for further space exploration and even a possible future home for us all. Throughout his work, Spudis incorporates details about man's fascination with the moon and its place in our shared history. He also explores its religious, cultural, and scientific resonance and assesses its role in the future of spaceflight and our national security and prosperity"--
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Spudis, Paul D
Dewey number
333.9/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB582.5
LC item number
.S68 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Space flight
  • Space industrialization
  • SCIENCE / History
  • SCIENCE / Physics / Astrophysics
  • SCIENCE / Space Science
  • Moon
  • Outer space
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The value of the Moon : how to explore, live, and prosper in space using the Moon's resources, Paul D. Spudis
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-232) and index
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Luna - Earth's companion in space -- The Moon conquered - and abandoned -- After Apollo - a return to the Moon? -- Another run at the Moon -- Implementing the vision -- Why? Three reasons the Moon is important -- How? Things we should have been doing -- If not now, when? If not us, who? -- A visit to the future Moon -- Afterword - Where do we go from here?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 243 pages
Isbn
9781588345035
Lccn
2015033833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)915120450
  • (OCoLC)ocn915120450
  • 2318600
Label
The value of the Moon : how to explore, live, and prosper in space using the Moon's resources, Paul D. Spudis
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Luna - Earth's companion in space -- The Moon conquered - and abandoned -- After Apollo - a return to the Moon? -- Another run at the Moon -- Implementing the vision -- Why? Three reasons the Moon is important -- How? Things we should have been doing -- If not now, when? If not us, who? -- A visit to the future Moon -- Afterword - Where do we go from here?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 243 pages
Isbn
9781588345035
Lccn
2015033833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)915120450
  • (OCoLC)ocn915120450
  • 2318600

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