Wednesday / 10 Jan 2018

John Young, “Moon Worker”, Took Humankind’s First Star Photos From Luna

Commander John Young Traveled Twice To Moon On Apollo 10 & 16, Pioneer / Founder Of “Astronomy From The Moon” – April 1972, Imaged Earth & Stars Using Far-UV Spectroscope; Loved Moon’s Possibilities, Reminding Us That “Single-Planet Species Don’t Last”, That “The Moon Will Save Us”; Served As ILOA Director Emeritus Since Addressing The ILOA Founders Meeting In 2007; Awarded “Astronaut Of The Century” Memorial Plaque From ILOA In 2012; Ad Astra 2018 Jan 5

Credits: NASA, SPC

Thursday / 21 Dec 2017

New Novel “Artemis” Set In The 1st City On Moon In Late 21st Century

Andy Weir — Author Of “The Martian” — Depicts Life Of Saudi Woman Jazz Bashara In Lunar Settlement Named Artemis; Weir Thinks We Will Colonize Moon Before Mars; Artemis Based On Commercial Space Efforts Making Lunar Tourism Viable Business; Population Lives In 5 Interconnected Bubbles Built With Aluminum From Smelting Lunar Anorthite, Located Near Apollo 11 Landing Site; Weir Presents Only ~1% Of All Details Of City He Crafted; Film Rights Already Sold

Credits: Andy Weir, Crown Publishing Group, David Lindroth Inc, Will Staehle, Kovalto1/shutterstock

Tuesday / 19 Dec 2017

Japan Lunar Startup ispace Proceeds With Historic US$90M Investment From INCJ, Shimizu, JAL And Others

Lunar Resource Exploration Company ispace Raises 10 Billion JPY – Largest Ever Series A In Global Space Sector & Largest By Any Japanese Startup; Investors Include INCJ, DBJ, TBS, Shimizu, Suzuki, JAL & 6 Others; Planning Lunar Orbiter 2019 & Lander 2020; Lander Will Be Designed To Carry 30 kg Including 2 Rovers Each With Max 5-kg Payload; CEO Hakamada Hopes For 1000-Person Moon Base By 2040; ispace Runs GLXP Team Hakuto Aiming For 1st Japan Commercial Lunar Landing Q1 2018

Pictured: ispace CEO Takeshi Hakamada; Credits: ispace, INCJ, DBJ, TBS, Shimizu, Suzuki, JAL

Weekend Edition
Fri-Mon / 10-13 Nov 2017

Human Moon Missions Could Advance World Peace And Cosmopolitan Culture

Hawai`i Galaxy Forum 2017 – Kamuela 8 November Featuring Hawaii Mayor Harry Kim Speaking On Mauna Kea As A Living Monument For World Peace From A Truly Cosmopolitan And Aloha People, Joins Cultural Practitioner Kimo Pihana, International Lunar Observatory Association, A Panel Of Astronomical / Astronautical Experts From Canada, Japan, China, Europe And South East Asia, As Well As A Subaru Astronomer Focusing On Exoplanets – To Explore The Quest For Knowledge, Enhance Collaboration And Mutual Respect Needed To Face Challenges To Reach The Stars, And Highlight The Moon As A New Frontier To Fulfill Pledge “In Peace For All”

Credits: ILOA, CFHT, G. Mitchell

Weekend Edition
Fri-Mon / 20-23 Oct 2017

Human Return To Moon Advancing
With NSC And Commercial Ventures

USA National Space Council Declaring America Will Return To The Moon, Plans To Establish Users’ Advisory Group Composed Of Commercial Space Industry Leaders; Major Questions To FY19 Funding NASA Return To Moon: Where Will It Come From And Who Will It Involve – Commercial Or International Partners? At LEAG Return To The Moon Workshop, Moon Express, Astrobotic, Blue Origin & Masten Present Their Plans To Return To Moon, Opportunities For Government Collaboration; Bigelow & ULA Announce B330 Habitat For Low Lunar Orbit; As To ‘Why’ We Return To Moon – Expert Paul Spudis States “We Go To The Moon To Learn How To Live & Work Productively On Another World… Arrive, Survive, Thrive”

Credits: NASA, Bill Ingalls, Moon Express, SpaceX, Bigelow, Astrobotic

Weekend Edition
Fri-Mon / 29 Sep – 2 Oct 2017

First Woman On The Moon Advocacy
From 68th IAC, LEAG, Stanford On The Moon

IDEA 3G Breakfast “First Woman On The Moon” At 68th International Astronautical Congress In Adelaide, Australia 27 Sep Featuring Jean-Yves Le Gall, Steve Durst, Jan Woerner, Danielle Richey, Sandy Magnus, Mary Snitch Focuses On Epochal & Historic Event Of 1st Woman On The Moon – Asking Who? When? How? Why? And Confirming Significant International Interest To Reclaim Greatest Advance In Human History, Fulfill Spirit Of Apollo 11 Pledge ‘In Peace For All’, And Launch Multi World Civilization; Further Support For Women On The Moon Upcoming At Lunar Exploration Analysis Group Meetings Oct 10-13 And Stanford On The Moon Conference Oct 13 Featuring Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides

Credits: IAF, IAC, ILOA, SPC, Newsgallery Pty Ltd

Weekend Edition
Fri-Mon / 15-18 Sep 2017

New Moon Water Distribution Map Points To Lunar Poles As Vital Areas Of Exploration

Brown University Researchers Including Shuai Li (T) And Ralph Milliken Moon Water Study Shows Concentration In Lunar Soil Within Upper Millimeter Of Soil Reaches Average Max Of ~500 To 750 Parts Per Million In Polar Regions, Largely Uniform With Gradual Decrease Toward Equator; Permanently Shadowed Craters & Deeper Soil Not Analyzed; Concentration Fluctuates Over Day – Indicating Water Formation Is Active And “Raises The Possibility That Water May Re-accumulate After Extraction”; Water Is Important For Habitation (Drinking Water, Oxygen) And Transportation (Fuel); Further Analysis Needed Through Detailed Science Missions Preferably With Humans Landing On Moon

Credits: Brown University, LRO, LCROSS, ISRO MMM, GSFC, NASA

Weekend Edition
Fri-Mon / 1-4 Sep 2017

International Human Moon, Deep Space Mission Simulations

Beijing, China 200-Day Moon Simulation With 2 Women & 2 Men Living In Yuegong-1 (Lunar Palace-1) Until Jan 25, 2018 Complete With Two 50m2 Greenhouses / Bio-Regenerative Life-Support Systems Experiments Vital For Lunar Settlement; Next Group Will Perform 105-Day Mission Jan 25 – May 10, 2018; Commercial Company Space Garden 6-Person Mock Lunar Mission Performing 20 Spaceflight Experiments In Pila, Poland “Habitat Lunares” Concludes Lunar Expedition 1, Planning For 2 Additional Missions In 2017; NASA Human Exploration Research Analog Campaign 4 Mission 2 In 148.1 m3 Habitat At JSC Houston TX Scheduled Aug 5 – Sep 18 Cut Short Due To Hurricane Harvey

Credits: Xinhua/Ju Huanzong, Monica Alcazar-Duarte, NASA, CCTV

Weekend Edition
Fri-Mon / 18-21 Aug 2017

USA Lunar Developments: Bridenstine Could Be NASA Admin, GLXP Extended Until 31 March 2018

Representative Jim Bridenstine R-OK (TL) Is Reported To Likely Become New NASA Administrator, Aerojet Rocketdyne Vice President John Schumacher May Be Named Deputy Administrator; Bridenstine Advocates For Human Return To Moon Before Mars, Permanent Lunar Outpost And Increased USA Space Activity; Google Lunar X Prize 5 Teams Remaining Have Until 31 March 2018 To Complete Mission; New Prizes Include US$1.75M For Teams That Complete 1 Lunar Orbit Or Enter Direct Descent Approach To Moon Surface, And $3M For Teams To Soft Land On Moon & Transmit Data To Earth Before Deadline; Still In The Race Is Moon Express, Team Indus With Hakuto, Synergy Moon, SpaceIL

Credits: GLXP, Moon Express, Hakuto, SpaceIL, Indus, Synergy Moon, NASA. J. Bridenstine

Weekend Edition
Fri-Mon / 4-7 Aug 2017

Buzz Aldrin Calls For International Return To Moon To Get Humans To Mars

Apollo 11 Moonworker Buzz Aldrin Encourages New U.S. National Space Council And President Trump To Formulate Strategic Leadership Plan To Create Lunar Highway Via International Partnerships With Space-Capable Nations Utilizing Moon As a Testing Ground For Technologies And Extracting Resources From Poles ASAP To Catalyze Human Missions To Mars, Rest Of Solar System; Hopes Revolutionary Plan Involving Other Countries, NewSpace Sector, New NASA Budgetary Focuses Will Be Announced 20 July 2019 On 50th Observation Of 1st Human Footsteps On Luna

Credits: NASA, JAXA, NHK, Boeing Co.