Commercial Mining with a Lunar Elevator

WHEN:  February 12th, 2014, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

SEE IT IN PERSON:  Midland Library
805 Southeast 122nd Avenue
Portland,OR 97233


The Earth’s Moon is a treasure trove of mineral resources, such as precious metals, rare earth elements, Helium-3 and oxygen for propellants.  However, the cost of landing on the Moon is currently very high.  Using modern fibers we can build a lunar elevator which reduces the cost of lunar landing sixfold.  Furthermore, it makes the cost of collecting material from the Moon and sending it to Earth essentially free.  The lunar elevator will pay for itself after ten payload cycles.  The lunar elevator represents a game changing technology which will open up the Moon to commercial mining.

Charles Radley is President of the Oregon L5 Society, and an Associate Fellow of the AIAA.  He has worked extensively in the space industry since 1981 as a product assurance and systems engineer. He is an adviser to Liftport Group.

Contact Charles Radley for further questions.

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