The Lunar Industrial Facility and Orbital Shipyards; How to Get There

denniswingo

Introduction

A Lunar Industrial Facility (LIF).  Yes, a Lunar Industrial Facility.  Science fiction you might say.  Impossible you retort.  Too expensive even if it could be done might be your rejoinder.  We don’t have the technology, could be another rhetorical dismissal. These are all responses those who do not live and breath this every day may have, but these are reactionary responses that do not reflect where we are in the closing years of the second decade of the twenty first century.  In this missive, which is a companion to a space policy paper released Monday August 1, 2017, is written to show that indeed a lunar industrial facility is possible, we do have the technology, and no it will not be too expensive.  Furthermore, it enables something that though it would seem to be science fiction, isn’t, which is a shipyard in lunar orbit for the construction of humanities…

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