Many folks would like to see us back on the Moon and developing its resources.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Larry Kellogg Reports - Or Not!

I thought we were going to go to the Moon and soon we would see this
view as shown on inside of the NASA SP-509 boxed set of books compiled
from the NASA Space Institute 1992 Summer Study. Some number of years
back the books were scanned and made available on-line. I thought we
would be reporting on the results of the ideas discussed and see them
unfold in real time.
- LRK -

Now it doesn't look so promising. See what we are missing out on.

LarryKelloggReports# - has been frozen in time.
Updated some dead links and maybe you can use them to view on-line.

If you want the boxed set of NASA SP-509 you might buy one from Univelt
for $130. :-)
- LRK -

SPACE RESOURCES, Edited by Mary Fae McKay, David S. McKay and Michael
B. Duke, 1992, 942p., in an Overview Plus Four Technical Volumes, NASA
SP-509, Soft Cover $130.00

This volume is a must for those wanting a background on, and help in
understanding, how Space Resources must be used to support life in
space, including on the Moon and in exploring Mars. It emphasizes the
concept that space travelers must apply their high technology tools in
using local resources away from the Earth.

The concept for this report was developed at a NASA-sponsored summer
study held at the Scripps Campus at U.C. San Diego, 1984, under the
auspices of the American Society for Engineering Education; and was
jointly managed by the California Space Institute and NASA Johnson
Space Center under the direction of the Office of Aeronautics and
Space Technology (OAST) at NASA Headquarters. Many individuals, who
are experts in the various disciplines of space sciences/astronautics
participated in this study and contributed their expertise in
preparing this written report which incorporates the latest research
concepts current just before the date of publication of the report.

This Space Resources report is divided into a brief overview and four
detailed technical volumes:
Vol. 1, Scenarios;
Vol. 2, Energy, Power and Transport;
Vol. 3, Materials;
Vol. 4, Social Concerns.

The volumes cover how space resources can be used in the development
of future space activities, and define the necessary research and
development that must precede the practical utilization of these
resources. Space resources considered include lunar soil, oxygen
derived from lunar soil, material retrieved from near-Earth asteroids,
abundant sunlight, low gravity, and high vacuum. The direct use of
these resources, the potential demand for products from them, the
techniques for retrieving and processing space resources, the
necessary infrastructure, and the economic tradeoffs are analyzed. The
central conclusion is that near-Earth resources can indeed foster the
growth of human activities in space.

Numerous Illustrations included.

If you want to learn how to launch rockets here and to the Moon, there
are some early books written by Martin Marietta back in 1963.
(NASA SP-33 and NASA SP-34 to name two)

These have been scanned and are on the NASA Technical Reports Server
but I found them hard to down load as the server often times out or
takes too long to connect. If you want to try here is the link to the
Develop Space net - Astrodynamics Library where the pdf files have
been listed.

Here is a link to NASA SP-33 Orbital Flight Handbook Part 1 that can
be read on-line.
[Didn't find Part 2 or Part 3 on line. - LRK - ]


Space Flight Handbooks. Volume 2- Lunar Flight Handbook. Part 1 -
Background Material, NASA-SP-34
Space Flight Handbooks. Volume 2- Lunar Flight Handbook Part 2 - Lunar
Mission Phases, NASA-SP-34,

We could update Larry Kellogg Reports but I don't know what we should report on.

Thanks for looking up with me.

Larry Kellogg

Web Site:
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Past post on about NASA SP-34

The links are to the NASA NTRS server and don't always oblige when
accessed and the files are large. - LRK -

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