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This first group of cites was found on the NASA website using my nascent research skills.  Once again, as was the case with my original vision of GIS in 1989, my dream of lunar manufacturing for a SSPS was investigated pretty thoroughly back in the mid-1970s.  I haven't yet had the time to find NASA's revisitations of the idea in 1992?, 1997.  Well, let us learn:
  • , from Chapter 2 of the 1975 Summer Study on Space Settlement.

  • , from Chapter 4 of the 1975 Summer Study on Space Settlement.

  • , from Chapter 6 of the 1975 Summer Study on Space Settlement.

  • , from Chapter 6, APPENDIX B, LUNAR SSPS POWER of the 1975 Summer Study on Space Settlement.

  • , from Chapter 6, APPENDIX E of the 1975 Summer Study on Space Settlement.  Includes interesting discussion of American energy pricing.

  • , from Chapter 6, APPENDIX F of the 1975 Summer Study on Space Settlement.  Includes interesting table of capital costs in 1975 dollars.  At this time, the vision was apparently only for benefit of US citizens, as opposed to globally distributed utility as I envisioned.

  • , from Chapter 6, APPENDIX H of the 1975 Summer Study on Space Settlement.

  • , from Chapter 6, APPENDIX N of the 1975 Summer Study on Space Settlement.  <<Warning: as the era of private space exploitation approaches in 2008, has this been further studied?>>

  • , from Chapter 7 of the 1975 Summer Study on Space Settlement.  We were so wonderfully optimistic even in the midst of the Vietnam defeat and aftermath of the Watergate revelations.  It is an interesting social thought experiment to turn recent experiences of terrorism toward this thinking, and wonder how 10,000 people would be screened to prevent technological catastrophe, or how greed would be averted given the unfathomable differences in wealth between some and most.  As well it may be argued that the bouyancy of space settlement could have lifted or prevented the sense of conflict and despair felt by too much of our cohort on Earth today.

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  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network (EERE): EERE is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, and managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. EERE provides links to energy efficiency and renewable energy programs of the U.S. Department of Energy and other organizations. Information products of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse (EREC), such as factsheets, information and reference briefs, and a glossary of energy terms, can be viewed and downloaded from the Consumer Info section of the main EERE page.  (updated 12/20/2005)
  • Center for 1200 18th Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036; Phone: (202) 530-2202; Fax: (202) 887-0497; Email: info@crest.org . A wide variety of information, databases and Web links to other organizations are available at this site.
  • National Renewable Energy Lab News : Editions of the State Renewable Energy News are available from this site. The newsletters are prepared under the auspices of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Subcommittee on Renewable Energy, to promote information sharing on state-level renewable energy activities, with sponsorship from the US Department of Energy, Office of Power Technologies.
  • Energy Efficiency:  How to do it! 
  • World-wide Information System for Renewable Energy (WIRE): WIRE is a non-profit initiative that is a source of information resources and tools for the renewable energy community. WIRE is a free information system based on Lotus Notes. It is not a web site, but more like an intranet database that can be accessed globally.
Source List
  • American Solar Energy Society (ASES) 2400 Central Avenue, Suite G-1, Boulder, CO 80301 Phone: (303) 443-3130; Fax: (303) 443-3212 Email:  
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  • National Technical Information Service (NTIS) 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161 Phone: (800) 553-6847 or (703) 605-6000; Fax: (703) 605-6900 NTIS adds charges for shipping and handling.
  • World Wide Web:
  • Public Citizen Publications Department, 1600 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 Phone: (202) 588-1000
  • World Wide Web:
  • Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) Two Brattle Square, Cambridge, MA 02238-9105 Phone: (617) 547-5552; Fax (617) 864-9405 Email:  
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  • U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) New Orders, Superintendent of Documents P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954 Phone Orders: (202) 512-1800
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