Habitat studies

  • Haym Benaroya
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Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Abstract

There have been numerous studies on lunar bases and settlements that have summarized the respective current thinking on the challenges of returning to the Moon, with the purpose of long-term and permanent settlements. As might be expected with an endeavor that is always many years in the future and where much of the data is limited and not current, there is a bit of repetitiveness. There is a critical need for data. Fortunately, the ISS has gathered data on human life in microgravity and there have been autonomous missions to the Moon since Apollo that have gathered data to help scientists and engineers better understand and characterize the lunar surface and environment.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haym Benaroya
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  1. 1.Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace EngineeringRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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