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Lunar Outpost (Springer Praxis Books) by [Seedhouse, Erik]
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"Seedhouse … provides an up-to-date case study on the systems architecture that goes into developing a lunar base. … The author … presents an interesting discussion of international cooperation and collaboration. … the book describes the technological challenges needed to establish a successful lunar outpost. … The work would interest students and practitioners in the space industry … . it would be useful for a qualitative design course or for a space systems engineering course. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, professionals, and general readers." (D. B. Spencer, Choice, Vol. 46 (11), July, 2009)

"This book … present ‘a narrative of the key mission architecture elements comprising NASA’s plan for returning astronauts to the Moon.’ … anybody who wants a detailed overview of NASA’s Constellation program can find it here. What makes the book especially interesting is that it provides more than just a description of the hardware and mission plans to date – it also provides the rationales for how each was arrived at. … Lunar Outpost describes what is being done in the present." (David Brandt-Erichsen, National Space Society, September, 2009)

“The author descibes the Bush administration’s Vision for Space Exploration and the Constellation programme architecture and hardware, as well as taking a look at the lunar ambitions of other nations such as China. … concentrates on establishing a lunar outpost, and what will be involved. Seedhouse is very thorough, covering topics such as environment, life support, communications, navigation, and surface mobility. … The book is well illustrated throughout, including some colour plates, mostly related to the Constellation designs.” (David Maclennan, Liftoff, Issue 257, May-June, 2010)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3810 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Praxis; 1 edition (22 April 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003R7K4G8
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Reference for Canceled Constellation Project's Moon Mission 21 Jun. 2013
By cnwoolley - Published on Amazon.com
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Even though the Constellation Project has been canceled, this book gives great background information on how the project was developing and on the goals to be achieved on the moon. The information on Moon bases is still valuable and could still be used if the new SLS (Space Launch System) is used for Moon missions in the future.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well Researched Book 10 July 2009
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This is a well-researched and informative book, but don't be expecting a casual read. This is purpose-driven material, and reads like it. It serves as a firm grounding in the new thinking behind lunar bases and more, but does so in the fashion of a doctoral dissertation. This is not a bad thing, as the material, while dense, may be just what you need. Just don't expect to approach it as a Summer beach-chair read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Change of Administration Renders Much of the Book Obsolete 29 Sept. 2011
By Stewart Teaze - Aerospace Systems Engineer - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was published in late 2008, just as the Obama administration was taking over the White House... unfortunately, the book mainly focuses on the Bush Administration's VSE (Vision for Space Exploration), and the associated Constellation Program, both of which Obama tried to completely erase. Obama was only half-successful in killing off the complete Constellation Program -- Orion survived, for instance, while the Ares concept has evolved into the simpler Space Launch System (SLS).

While the current Administration's "beyond Earth Orbit" plans do not envision returning humans to the surface of the moon (they do include a manned trip around the moon in 2021; however), I believe these "plans" will get re-written again, once the White House changes hands in 2013, and we will see renewed commitment to return humans to the surface of the Moon within the next 12-15 years.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book 21 Mar. 2016
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Was a good book and I would recommend it. It did not provide as much detail into the scientific areas of study as I would have liked though.
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