Lunar SettlementsCRC Press Fecha de publicación: 23/02/2010 Páginas: 801
Formato: Hardback 235 x 156 mm
This volume addresses the many issues that surround the permanent human return to the Moon. It covers political and economic aspects; potential medical problems, including radiation exposure and long-term hypogravity; and lunar resources, such as lunar water from possible polar ice deposits, hydrogen, helium-3, and oxygen from the lunar regolith. The book also discusses using the Moon as a platform for astronomy applications, explores the outpost sites of Shackleton Crater and Malapert Mountain, and shows how greenhouses can make agriculture possible. In addition, former astronaut and U.S. Senator Harrison H. Schmitt discusses how to maintain deep space exploration and settlement.
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