This title and link are from Dennis Wingo’s WordPress web site and is the same title of his paper that can be bought from New Space on line source. Since I don’t have a subscription I appreciate being able to find on Dennis’ web site.
Site Selection for Lunar Industrialization, Economic Development, and Settlement
To cite this article:
Wingo Dennis. New Space. March 2016, 4(1): 19-39. doi:10.1089/space.2015.0023.
Published in Volume: 4 Issue 1: March 10, 2016
Online Ahead of Print: December 21, 2015
I highly recommend reading what Dennis is sharing and see what might be used to help develop the material for the general public that would catch their attention and help imprint on the mind the MEME: = THE MOON IS OUR NEXT INHABITED PLANET.
Let me copy just his introduction and then ask you look at what he has to say.
The subject of a lunar landing site/outpost/base has been explored extensively. Due to the cost and complexity involved, until now this has been almost the exclusive domain of government. In the United States we have gone through at least three generations of work in this area since the Apollo era. The vast majority of these plans and projects have been science driven, and scientific priorities have governed site selection and architecture. The general purpose here is to develop something fundamentally different. The general question to be investigated is; what would a non- governmental lunar development look like, premised upon economic development, industrialization and settlement? The specific purpose here is to zero in on a location so that further development and cost estimation can begin soon.
The question of lunar development and its importance was discussed in an exceptional activity at a major Silicon Valley venture capital office in August of 2014. Over 40 participants, most of whom have spent their careers in engineering, the sciences, and finance, were gathered to discuss the subject of what would a privately financed installation, to the tune of $5 billion dollars, to be operational by the end of the year 2022 look like? The 2022 project milestone would be a permanently inhabited installation that would initially house at least ten people on extended tours. Discussions were held about cost, implementation, economic activity, and so forth and it was encouraging to see how quickly, with the parameters enumerated, the various participants came to a consensus on the path forward. This missive will discuss site selection within the larger context of the overall project goal.
MEME: = THE MOON IS OUR NEXT INHABITED PLANET.