NASA-Funded Economic Analysis of Establishing a Moon Base


Length: 1 module

Instructor: Charles Miller

Subjects: Other Technology: Commercial Space

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*It is has been over four decades years since America last stepped on the Moon...

Three previous major attempts to return have failed because it is economically prohibitive to do so using traditional methods. Many wonder if there is another way. Is it technically feasible to leverage commercial partnership methods to return to the Moon? What would it cost? Watch this briefing summarizing a NASA-funded economic analysis to find out. The full 105-page report is also included.

Who Should Watch:

Sample Content from "Entreprenurial Space Business Training" Course Instructor

Charles Miller, a veteran commercial space entrepreneur and the co-author of this report, teaches a 9-week online course for current and future leaders of the commercial space industry. The course focuses on creating and vetting business plans for commercial space ventures.

70-Minute Lecture Video

In his lecture video, Charles Miller provides context for the report that he co-authored and highlights the key findings.

Full Report: "Economic Assessment and Systems Analysis of an Evolvable Lunar Architecture that Leverages Commercial Space Capabilities and Public-Private-Partnerships"

This downloadable 105-page report lays out the research supporting the conclusions that are presented in the lecture video.

Self-Paced Online Course

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Charles Miller

President, NexGen Space

Charles Miller is the president of NexGen Space LLC, a space and public policy consultancy that provides client services at the juncture between civil, commercial, and national security. A former NASA Senior Advisor for Commercial Space, Miller has led a half dozen NASA commercial space teams responsible for assessing barriers to commercial space projects, satellite...[more]

Course Outline

Lecture Video and Full Report

In this module, you'll listen to the lecture by Charles Miller, principal investigator of the recent NASA-funded study entitled "Economic Assessment and Systems Analysis of an Evolvable Lunar Architecture that Leverages Commercial Space Capabilities and Public-Private-Partnerships."

After The Course - Feedback and Additional Resources

In this module, you'll provide feedback on this lecture, request a certificate of completion, and learn about additional resources.

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