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Moon Capital: A Commercial Gateway to the Moon

28 Aug 2010, 18:50 UTC
Moon Capital: A Commercial Gateway to the Moon
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Dr. Marc M. Cohen, our 2nd "Guest Author-Analyst" is the former Lead Human Systems Integration Engineer for Space Systems at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems is a licensed architect who has been practicing Space Architecture for three decades. His publications that provide a foundation for the new field of Space Architecture appear on the website of the AIAA Space Architecture Technical Committee, hwww.spacearchitect.org. Marc continues to advocate for the design of systems to support Space Crew Productivity, Habitability, and Space Human Factors. He believes that commercial providers will emerge as the most capable purveyors of Space Living and Working Environments.

On 21 September 2010, the Moon Capital Competition will accept entries for the architectural design of an international and commercial lunar habitation. The prime sponsors of the competition who are putting up the prize money are:

The Boston Society of Architects (American Institute of Architects) and
The New England Council of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Other sponsors include:

Draper Laboratory,
Google Lunar X Prize,
AIAA Space Architecture Technical Committee, and
The Boston Center for the Arts

The competition is open to all comers, although its slant is largely toward space architects and ...

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