I’m here at the NASA Lunar Science Forum today. Just heard an interesting talk from Frank Schewengerdt of the International Lunar Research Park. He presented a three phase, public-private partnership to develop a lunar settlement. The steps include:
- conducting terrestrial testing at a high-fidelity prototype on the Big Island of Hawaii;
- establishing a “lunar robotic village” that would use advance robotics and tele-operations to construct infrastructure and capabilities
- building out the International Lunar Research Park for human habitation.