Space Resources Roundtable (SRR)
#6 Explores Materials Handling,
Mining Claims, and Planetary Operations.
Apollo 17 Moonwalker Harrison Schmitt leads off today's
session of the 6th SRR that is meeting thru Wednesday of this week at the
Colorado School of Mines in Golden. In his paper 'Solar Wind Helium Concentrations
in Undisturbed Lunar Regolith,' Schmitt argues "considerations of the geology
of helium in the lunar regolith strongly indicate that agitation of regolith
samples before laboratory analysis has caused the loss of solar wind volatiles."
Other papers presented this morning will include 'Granular Flow and In-Situ
Resource Utilization,' 'Intelligent Excavation for the Moon' and 'Lunar
and Martian Fiberglass as a Versatile Family of ISRU Value-Added Products.'
In the afternoon, W.N. White presents 'Space Law Update: Real Property
Rights and Resource Appropriation,' wherein he discusses the case 'Nemitz
vs. the United States.' Gary Rodriguez follows with 'Telepossession Transforms
Asteroids into Resources,' and also may present 'Power Lander for Support
of Long-Term Lunar Presence' and 'Using Spent Fuel Tanks as Habitats.'
A late afternoon discussion on 'ISRU Demonstration Experiments and Flights'
will be led by Jeff Taylor.
In 1972, Harrison H. "Jack" Schmitt became the twelfth
man to walk on the moon when he served as the lunar module pilot for Apollo
17, the final manned Apollo lunar mission. Dr. Schmitt, the only geologist
to ever visit the moon, stayed on the moon's surface for a record 75 hours
as he and another astronaut conducted three separate surface excursions
and collected some 243 pounds of rock and soil samples. He had earned his
doctorate in geology from Harvard University in 1964 and was selected by
NASA in 1965 as part of its scientist-astronaut program, where he oversaw
lunar science training for the Apollo crews. After leaving NASA in 1975,
Dr. Schmitt represented New Mexico in the U. S. Senate from 1977 to 1983.
More recently, Dr. Schmitt has been an adjunct faculty member in the department
of engineering physics at the University of Wisconsin and has worked as
a consultant and freelance writer and speaker on matters related to space,
geology, technology, business, and public policy. The lunch, which is co-sponsored
by the Honors College and the Wells Scholars Program, will give participants
an opportunity to talk with Dr. Schmitt about his own experiences as well
as the future of the U.S. space program and space exploration, including
the return to the moon proposed by President Bush.
23-Feb, 15, F, HH Schmitt, Potential Resources of Mars
vs the Moon. 26-Feb, 16, M, HH Schmitt, Evolution and Potential Resources
of the Asteroids/Comets ...
Space Resources-Univ. of Wisconsin
Lectures by H H Schmitt:
These papers have left out the
other works in the program by other authors. They will be included under
their own page...
NEEP602 Course Notes (Fall 1996)
NEEP 602/Geology 376 Course Notes
for Author: Schmitt, H.H.
The Moon: An Abundant Source of Clean and Safe Fusion Fuel for the 21st
Century; G.L. Kulcinski and H.H. Schmitt, August 1987 [Presented at the
11th International Scientific Forum on Fueling the 21st Century, 29 Sept.-6
October 1987, Moscow, USSR.]. (38 pages, 6.2 MB)
Mining Helium-3 from the Moon - A Solution to the Earth's Energy Needs
in the 21st Century; G.L. Kulcinski, H.H. Schmitt, E.N. Cameron, I.N. Sviatoslavsky,
November 1989 [presented at the 1990 SME Annual Meeting, 26 February -
1 March 1990, Salt Lake City UT]. (13 pages, 2.1 MB)
Fusion Power from Lunar Resources; G.L. Kulcinski and H.H. Schmitt, October
1990 (revised September 1991) [presented at the 41st Congress of
the International Astronautical Federation, Dresden, Germany, 6-12 October
1990. To be published in Fusion Technology]. (25 pages, 625 kB)
Interlune-Intermars Business Intiative: Returning to Deep Space; H.H. Schmitt,
April 1997 [published in Journal of Aerospace Engineering, April 1997,
pp. 60-67]. (10 pages, 1.4 MB)
Origin and Evolution of the Moon: Apollo 2000 Model; H.H. Schmitt, September
1999 [Presented at New Views of the Moon II, Flagstaff AZ, 22-24 September
1999]. (8 pages, 133 kB)
Solar-Wind Hydrogen at the Lunar Poles; H.H. Schmitt, G.L. Kulcinski, J.F.
Santarius, J. Ding, M.J. Malecki, M.J. Zalewski, February 2000 [Presented
at SPACE 2000, The Seventh International Conference and Exposition on Engineering,
Construction, Operations, and Business in Space, Albuquerque NM, 27 February
- 2 March 2000; published in the Proceedings, pp. 653-660]. (11 pages,
Source and Implications of Large Lunar Basin-Forming Objects; H.H. Schmitt,
March 2000 [Presented at the 31st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference,
Houston TX, 13-17 March 2000]. (4 pages, 83 kB)
Contrary Views of the Origin and Thermal Evolution of the Moon; H.H. Schmitt,
March 2000 [Presented at the 31st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference,
Houston TX, 13-17 March 2000]. (21 pages, 2.4 MB)
Nuclear Power Without Radioactive Waste - The Promise of Lunar Helium-3;
G.L. Kulcinski and H.H. Schmitt, July 2000 [presented at the Second Annual
Lunar Development Conference, ``Return to the Moon II'', 20-21 July 2000,
Las Vegas NV]. (9 pages, 228 kB)
Lunar Cataclysm? Depends On What ``Cataclysm'' Means; Harrison H. Schmitt,
March 2001 [Paper \#1133, 32nd Lunar and Planetary Conference, 12-16 March
2001, Houston TX]. (4 pages, 537 kB)
A Lunar Field Geologist's Perspective 30 Years Later: Shocking Revelations
About the Moon, Mars and Earth; Harrison H. Schmitt, October 2002 [2002
G.K. Gilbert Lecture, Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Geological Society
of America, Planetary Geology Division, 27-30 October 2002, Denver CO].
(11 pages, 1.2 MB)
Return to the Moon; Harrison H. Schmitt, December 2002 [Accepted essay
for a forthcoming book, ``Our Worlds 2,'' edited by Alan Stern]. (10 pages,
Business Approach To Lunar Base Activation; Harrison H. Schmitt, December
2002 [accepted by the Space Technology and Applications International Forum
(STAIF-2003), 2-5 February 2003, Albuquerque NM]. (8 pages, 750 kB)
Business Context of Space Tourism; Harrison H. Schmitt, December 2002 [accepted
by the Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF-2003),
2-5 February 2003, Albuquerque NM]. (6 pages, 594 kB)
Large Energy Development Projects: Lessons Learned from Space and Politics;
H.H. Schmitt, September 2004 [Proceedings 16th ANS Topical Meeting on Fusion
Energy, Fusion Science and Technology 47 (3), April 2005, pp. 279-290].
(15 pages, 827 kB)
Legal Regimes for the Mining of Helium-3 from the Moon; R.B. Bilder, E.N.
Cameron, G.L. Kulcinski, H.H. Schmitt, February 1989 (revised July 1989).
(117 pages, 8.3 MB)
Net Environmental Aspects of Helium-3 Mining - Phase I: Effect on the Moon;
E.N. Cameron, W.D. Carrier III, G.L. Kulcinski, H.H. Schmitt, October 1989
(revised December 1990). (88 pages, 9.2 MB)
Fusion Power from Lunar Resources; G.L. Kulcinski, H.H. Schmitt, October
1991 [Published in Fusion Technology, Special Issue on DHe3 Fusion, Vol.
21 (4) 2221-2229]. (11 pages, 1.6 MB)
Environmental Aspects of Lunar Helium-3 Mining; G.L. Kulcinski, E.N. Cameron,
W.D. Carrier III, H.H. Schmitt, January 1992 [prepared for Space 92, The
Third International Conference on Engineering, Construction, and Operations
in Space, 31 May-4 June 1992, Denver CO]. (13 pages, 208 kB)
Spiral Mining for Lunar Volatiles; H.H. Schmitt, G.L. Kulcinski, I.N. Sviatoslavsky,
W.D. Carrier III, March 1992 [prepared for Space 92, The Third International
Conference on Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space, 31 May-4
June 1992, Denver CO]. (11 pages, 959 kB)
INTERLUNE Concept for Helium-3 Lunar Development; H.H. Schmitt, March 1992
[prepared for Space 92, The Third International Conference on Engineering,
Construction, and Operations in Space, 31 May-4 June 1992, Denver CO].
(13 pages, 1.1 MB)
Helium-3: The Space Connection; H.H. Schmitt and G.L. Kulcinski, April
1993 [presented at the 9th National Space Symposium, Colorado Springs CO,
13-16 April 1993]. (31 pages, 1.4 MB)
Lunar Impact Events: Terrestrial and Solar System Implication; H.H.
Schmitt, October 1999 [Presented at the Geological Society of America 1999
Annual Meeting and Exposition, Denver CO, 23-28 October 1999]. (10 pages,
on Helium-3 Fusion: Year 2000; H.H. Schmitt, October 1999 [Presented
at the Space Resources Utilization Roundtable, Colorado School of Mines,
Golden CO, 27-29 October 1999]. (9 pages, 122 kB)
Hydrogen at the Lunar Poles; H.H. Schmitt, G.L. Kulcinski, J.F. Santarius,
J. Ding, M.J. Malecki, M.J. Zalewski, March 2000 [Presented at SPACE 2000,
The Seventh International Conference and Exposition on Engineering, Construction,
Operations, and Business in Space, Albuquerque NM, 27 February - 2 March
2000]. (15 pages, 169 kB)
Directions for the University of Wisconsin IEC Research Program; G.
Kulcinski, J. Santarius, R. Ashley, H. Schmitt, D. Boris, B. Cipiti, G.
Piefer, R. Radel, S. Krupakar Murali, K. Tomiyasu, A. Wehmeyer, J. Weidner,
T. Uchytil, October 2003 [presented at the 6th U.S.-Japan IEC Workshop,
20-21 October 2003, Tokyo, Japan]. (20 pages, 621 kB)
Politics and Space; H.H. Schmitt, September 2004 [presented at the
16th ANS Topical Meeting on Fusion Energy, 14-16 September 2004, Madison
WI]. (16 pages, 165 kB)