A Lunar Based Chemical Analysis Laboratory


This book is unique in that it focuses on research opportunities afforded by a lunar base, an area of interest to persons involved in both life and planetary sciences. The unique aspects of a lunar base will provide scientists with the opportunity to address a wide range of scientific questions and problems, ranging from the utilization of extraterrestrial resources to the long term effects of reduced gravity. Because of the nature of the subject matter, this book will remain a timely summary of this field for many years to come.


ISBN 0-937194-25-5, 1992, Hardcover, 296 pages


The Second Lunar Analysis Laboratory Workshop (LAL-II), held in Dijon, France, originated from discussions and ideas that evolved from the earlier first Workshop on A Lunar-Based Chemical Analysis Laboratory (then called LBCAL-I), which had convened at College Park, Maryland some three years earlier. The Second Lunar Analysis Laboratory Workshop was held in conjunction with the International Conference on Space Exploration and the Future of Humans in Space, in Dijon, which immediately preceded this Workshop. Major areas included:


  • Lunar Resource Utilization
  • Life Sciences
  • Astronomy
  • Exobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
  • Instrumentation and Automation
  • Advanced concepts and Technology
  • Earth System ScienceContents
    • The Future of Lunar Material Utilization,
      M.B. Duke, NASA Johnson Space Center
    • Lunar Base Design for Resource Utilization,
      R.J. Sirko, M.B. Benton, J.W. McKee, W.H. Siegfried, and A.H. Cutler
    • Mechanical Properties of Lunar Soils and Implications for a Lunar Base,
      W.D. Carrier III
    • Oxygen and Water Production on the Moon: A Laboratory Demonstration,
      L.A. Taylor
    • Mining and Beneficiation: A Review of Possible Lunar Applications, P.G. Chamberlain, E.R. Podnicks, and F.M. Jenkins
    • Material Processing Requirements for a Lunar-based Laboratory,
      T. Triffet, K.N. Ramohalli, J.S. Lewis, and A.H. Cutler
    • Biomedical Research and Operations in Relation to a Lunar Habitable Laboratory,
      A.I. Grigoriev and E.A. Ilyin
    • Orbital Station Mir: Biomedical Aspects,
      A.I. Grigoriev and E.A. Ilyin
    • Biomedical Monitoring of Lunar Base Inhabitants: tRNA Turnover and Free Radical Explorations,
      J. Desgr�s, C.W. Gehrke, and M. Prost
    • CEA Cadarache-CNES Joint Program on Closed Artificial Ecosystem, V. Fabreguettes Astronomical Research from the Moon,
      J. Lequeux
    • A Lunar-Based Laboratory for Exobiological Studies,
      A. Brack
    • Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence and the Need for a Lunar Base,
      J. Heidmann
    • Automation and Robotics for a Lunar Base,
      F.X. Chaffaut and D.J.P. Moura
    • Analytical Instrumentation for a Lunar Base: Performance and Efficiency,
      R.W. Zumwalt
    • The Importance of Technology Development and Transfer in Formulating a Successful Strategy for Lunar Exploration
      J.C. Mankins
    • How Revolutionary Technologies Can Expedite Lunar Operations,
      J.D. Rather
    • Earth-to-Space Laser Power Beaming,
      J.D. Rather
    • Lunar Mining for 3Ile-Power Generation by Thermonuclear Fusion,
      G. Grieger
    • Earth System Science: Taking the Pulse of our Planet,
      M.K. Hobish
    • Subject Index

    ISBN 0-937194-41-7, 1997, Hardcover, 329 pages


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