Author Frank Schowengerdt. This paper sets forth a concept for an International Lunar Research Park (ILRP), beginning with a terrestrial prototype at the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) on the campus of the University of Hawai`i at Hilo (UHH) and migrating to the Moon robotically to build the infrastructure necessary for eventual human habitation and commercial activity. The Park would be developed by many nations and private organizations to pursue discovery, applications, public benefits, commercial enterprises, education and sustainable human presence beyond low-Earth orbit.
Author Frank Schowegerdt. This is a report on the 2010 symposium of the Japan-US Science, Technology and Space Applications Program (JUSTSAP). The 2010 symposium, held November 14-18, 2010, was the 20th anniversary meeting of the JUSTSAP organization. The theme of the meeting was “The Next Giant Leap: Building Sustainable Settlements Beyond Low-Earth Orbit.” The symposium was supported by a grant from NASA Ames to begin discussion of the concept of an International Lunar Research Park (ILRP). The agenda and list of attendees are attached.
Incomplete but comprehensive draft presentation of ILRP elements and possibilities as well as dates when funding would be needed for major events in honor of 50th Anniversary of Apollo. Authors NASA Ames Space Portal