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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

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VISION

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

An International Research and

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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

CONSUMABLES

ENERGY

MATERIALS

Pillars of Sustainability

For Humans at a Lunar Settlement

consumables
Consumables
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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