Online Resources

I have gathered these resources as I have posted news and researched essays. I make no pretense that the list is comprehensive. I hope only that the lists might serve as a jumping-off point for newcomers to lunar studies. — JAB

Studies & Reports
Web Pages

Studies, Reports & Papers

Analyzing the ages of south polar craters on the Moon: Implications for the sources and evolution of surface water ice.;” January 2020.

Apollo 16 Time and Motion Study (Final Mission Report)”; July 1972

The Case for Space Solar Power“; John Mankins. 2014

Economic Assessment and Systems Analysis of an Evolvable Lunar Architecture that Leverages Commercial Space Capabilities and Public-Private-Partnerships”; July 2015.

Homesteading the Final Frontier: A Practical Proposal for Security Property Rights in Space“; April 2012

Luna Gaia: A closed-loop habitat for the moon“; 2006.

The Lunar Space Tug: A sustainable bridge between low Earth orbits and the Cislunar Habitat”; September 2017.

NASA’s Lunar Exploration Program Overview“; September 2020

Offworld’s Master Plan” do build a generation of industrial robots that enable human expansion beyond Earth.

Site Selection for Lunar Industrialization, Economic Development, and Settlement“; March 2016.

A Summary of the Economic Assessment and Systems Analysis of an Evolvable Lunar Architecture that Leverages Commercial Space Capabilities and Public-Private Partnerships“; March 2016.

State of the Space Industrial Base 2020: A Time for Action to Sustain US Economic & Military Leadership in Space“; July 2020.


Asgardia, the Space Nation — an international organization dedicated to developing the philosophical, legal, and scientific/technological principles for a space nation.

Google Lunar X Prize — a competition designed to spur affordable access to the Moon, give space entrepreneurs a platform to develop long-term business models, and spur the next generation of scientists and explorers.

Luna Society International — organization promoting establishment of sustainable bases on the Moon.

Moon Village Association — a global forum for governments, industry, academia and other stakeholders in lunar exploration programs.

National Space Society — a group dedicated to the creation of a space-faring civilization.

Space Frontier Foundation — an organization of people dedicated to opening the Space Frontier to human settlement as rapidly as possible.


Aeroject Rocketdyne — expanding human and robotic presence across the solar system.

ALE (Astro Live Experiences) — Japanese company developing artificial shooting stars.

Astrobotic — the company’s line of lunar landers and rovers delivers payloads to the Moon.

Bigelow Aerospace — an R&D firm that seeks economic breakthroughs in the costs associated with the design and construction of habitable space structures.

Blue Origin — Jeff Bezos-backed, Kent, Washington-based developer of reusable launch vehicles.

Bradford Space Group — a San Jose-based company that builds non-toxic propulsion, space station facilities, deep-space missions and atltitude control systems.

Collins Aerospace — an Aerospace division of United Technologies, Collins applies systems design and production for spacecraft.

Consensys Space — developer of TruSat, an experimental open source, open-sensor system for creating a record of satellite orbital positions.

Dynetics — provides full-spectrum support for launch vehicles, missile systems, and spacecraft.

ExoAnalytic Solutions – provides commercial solutions for space superiority and deep-space operations.

Gryphon Technologies — provides advanced technical services to national security customers.

Hypergiant — low-earth Satellites as a Service.

iSpace — a Japanese lunar robotic exploration company with a vision to extend human presence into outer space.

Lonestar Data Holdings — St. Petersburg, Fla., enterprise that plans to place server farms in lunar lava tubes to provide Disaster Recovery as a Service.

Made in Space — industrializing space for innovation and exploration.

Metalysis — Rotherham, England, based company that has developed a process for economically extracting oxygen from lunar dust.

Moon Express — redefining the possible by expanding Earth’s economic and social sphere to our 8th continent, the Moon.

Offworld — developing a new generation of universal industrial robots to do the heavy lifting on Earth, Moon, asteroids and Mars.

Planet — low-earth satellites data and analytics.

Shackleton Energy Corp. — company mission of extracting water from the Moon, convert it to rocket fuel, and establish fuel stations in Earth’s orbit.

Space Perspective — delivers tourists and payloads to the edge of space by balloon.

SpaceVR — using virtual reality to make space travel accessible to everyone.

Spire — space-based data and analytics.

Surrey Satellite Technology Services — a UK-based provider of satellite technologies, products and services.

Telespazio — A Rome-based satellite provider of satellite-based communications, navigation, and other services.

Thales Alenia Space — focuses on the design, operation, and delivery of satellite-based systems.

Venturi, a Monaco-based company, designs and manufactures high-performance electric vehicles.

Web resources

Case for Moon First — online publication by Robert Walker making the case for a “Moon first” space policy.

Colonize the Moon, and Everything Else — ruminations on resource extraction in outer space.

Lunar Base and Settlement Library — publications of the National Space Society on lunar topics.

Lunar Enterprise Daily — the website publishes frequent updates on Moon-related news.

Lunar Journal — blog of Luna Society International.

Lunarpedia — wikipedia-like resource “for reaching our stepping tone to the Solar System.”

Moon News — top headlines about the Moon from Science Daily.

Moon Phase Calculator — a tool for calculating the moon phase on any date.

Selenian Boondocks — team blog on near space-related topics. — news and information about the Sun-Earth environment.

Unified Geologic Map of the Moon — geological/topographical map of the Moon maintained by the US Geological Survey