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Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES): Vision and Goals. Frank Schowengerdt, Director of PISCES Presented at JUSTSAP/PISCES Symposium November 10, 2008. VISION. An International Research and Education Center Dedicated to Sustaining Life on the Moon and Beyond.

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Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES): Vision and Goals

Frank Schowengerdt, Director of PISCES

Presented at JUSTSAP/PISCES Symposium

November 10, 2008


VISION (PISCES): Vision and Goals

An International Research and Education Center Dedicated to Sustaining Life on the Moon and Beyond

An International Research and


GOALS (PISCES): Vision and Goals

  • To Become an Intellectual Leader of Thought to Enable Human Settlement of Space:

    • Create a New Science: Lunar Human Ecology

    • Focus on ISRU, Robotics, Agriculture, Energy, Materials, Engineering and Pertinent Areas of the Biological and Social Sciences

    • Establish a Degree Program in Space Studies at UHH

    • Reach Out to the Local Community and the International Space Community


Lunar human ecology
Lunar Human Ecology (PISCES): Vision and Goals

CONSUMABLES

ENERGY

MATERIALS

Pillars of Sustainability

For Humans at a Lunar Settlement


Consumables
Consumables (PISCES): Vision and Goals

  • Food Production in Lunar (Hawaiian) Regolith

    • Genetics

    • Hydroponics

    • Environmental Effects

  • Air Production from Lunar (Hawaiian) Regolith

    • Oxygen

    • Nitrogen

    • Water (Hydrogen)

  • Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS)

    • Computer Modeling

    • Monitoring


Energy
Energy (PISCES): Vision and Goals

  • Collection of Solar Energy on Lunar (Hawaiian) Surface

    • Thermal

    • Photovoltaic

    • Power Beaming

  • Chemical Fuel and Propellant Production from Lunar (Hawaiian) Regolith

  • Bio-Fuel Production from the Lunar (Hawaiian) Regolith


Materials
Materials (PISCES): Vision and Goals

  • Production of Construction Materials from the Lunar (Hawaiian) Regolith

    • Hardened Surfaces

    • Bricks

    • Concrete

  • Production of Manufacturing Materials from the Lunar (Hawaiian) Regolith

    • Metals

    • Glasses

    • Ceramics

    • Composites


Education
Education (PISCES): Vision and Goals

  • New Courses at UHH (First One Taught Spring 08)

  • New Statewide Degree Program in Space Studies, Based at UHH

  • Potential Undergraduate Engineering at UHH

  • New Professorships at UHH

  • Informal Education Programs, K-12


Outreach
Outreach (PISCES): Vision and Goals

  • Programs with Local K-12 Schools

  • Programs with `Imiloa

    • Exhibits

    • Planetarium Shows

    • NASA Public Demonstrations

    • Joint Proposals – “From Oceania to Space: Inspiring the Next Generation of Voyagers” submitted to NASA’s Education Division

  • Partnerships with Universities (CSM MOU)

  • Partnerships with Companies


The human factor
The Human Factor (PISCES): Vision and Goals

  • Art

  • Business

  • Culture

  • Economics

  • Ecology

  • Literature

  • Polynesian Voyaging  Space Exploration

  • Pacific Island Settlement  Permanent Presence in Space

  • Sustainable Living on Earth  Sustainable Living on the Lunar Surface


The vision is in sight
The Vision is in Sight (PISCES): Vision and Goals


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