Structural Design of a Lunar Base

F. Ruess, U. Kuhlmann, H. Benaroya

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4 Scopus citations

Abstract

Mankind has set foot on the Moon over three decades ago Ever since then, NASA and other space agencies have planned to build an outpost on the Moon for changing reasons Was it to show the technical advances of the US during the Cold War at first, today's reasons for a base on the Moon are more practical: Astronomy, Mining or Tourism are possible arguments for a human presence on Earth's only natural satellite This paper summarizes environmental issues and other boundary conditions, a classification of structural concepts being considered for the Moon and challenges for future research Some preliminary considerations on a lunar design are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEngineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments - Earth and Space 2004
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Ninth Biennial ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages17-23
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0784407223, 9780784407226
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004
EventEngineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments - Earth and Space 2004: Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference - League City/Houston, TX, United States
Duration: Mar 7 2004Mar 10 2004

Publication series

NameEngineering Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments Earth and Space 2004: Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference

Other

OtherEngineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments - Earth and Space 2004: Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference
CountryUnited States
CityLeague City/Houston, TX
Period3/7/043/10/04

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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