Moon Dialogs Research Salon: Sustainable Lunar Surface Infrastructure

When: Thursday, October 1, 2020

Time: 2:30 PM ET

Where: Virtual

The topic of the sixth Moon Dialogs Research Salon was Sustainable Lunar Surface Infrastructure. The discussants were Brent Sherwood, Alexander MacDonald and Dava Newman who will drew upon their expertise to provide comments on space architecture, economic sustainability and innovation structures, hosted by Ariel Ekblaw and the MIT Space Exploration Initiative.

The event started with a 45 minute panel discussion moderated by MIT’s Mehak Sarang, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A and a subsequent 30 minutes for community discussion in breakout groups. At the conclusion of the first 90 minutes, there was an optional 30 minute open discussion/afterparty for those who wish to convene and gather further.

About This Series

The Moon Dialogs salons seek to cultivate thought leadership on lunar surface coordination mechanisms to accelerate peaceful and sustained presence on the Moon. We host monthly research salons on salient topics every full Moon. The Moon Dialogs is a partnership focused on governance and coordination mechanisms, convened by organizations and participating researchers exploring voluntary, multilateral mechanisms, norms, and economic arrangements that aim to grow ecosystems of lunar activity--both governmental and non-governmental. The project is a collaboration between Open Lunar Foundation, Secure World Foundation, the MIT Space Exploration Initiative, Arizona State University, and For All Moonkind. The Dialogs bring stakeholders to the table on equal footing, with an emphasis on practical tools, operating models, and rights frameworks for the next 10 years. Is it not a consensus forum, but a place to put forward ideas which will accelerate short term activity and support bold plans for sustained presence. 


Last updated on November 2, 2020