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Title: Can the US afford a lunar base

Establishing a lunar base will require steady funding for a decade or two. The question addressed here is whether such a large space project is affordable at this time. The relevant facts and methodology are presented so that the reader may formulate independent answers. It is shown that a permanent lunar base can be financed without increasing NASA's historical budgetary trends.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5424770
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-86-1481; CONF-860179-1
ON: DE86010207
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Workshop on astronomical observations from a lunar base, Houston, TX, USA, 10 Jan 1986; Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; MOON; SPACE FLIGHT; FINANCING; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; ECONOMY; FEDERAL EXPENDITURES; GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT; USA; ECONOMICS; NORTH AMERICA; SATELLITES 990000* -- General & Miscellaneous