A catalog of cislunar space films

Ken Murphy,  President of The Moon Society and curator of the Lunar Library, LLC, posts an extensive list of movies up through 2002 in which the plot involved some aspect of exploration and development of cislunar space region: Cislunar cinema (part 1) – The Space Review.

He says, “Part 2 will look at the films of the “New Millennium Era” and trends from such films overall”.

The Swedish house on the Moon

The Moon House (Månhuset), “The first art project on the moon” is a project to put a full-sized replica of a classic copper red Swedish country cottage on the surface of the Moon: ‘Moonhouse’ Crowdfunding Project Aims to Build 1st Art Show on the Moon – Space.com.

See also The Moon House Project – osinsweden.com.

They need to raise $15M to travel with Astrobotic when they and others are scheduled to ride a SpaceX Falcon 9 to the Moon.

Space policy roundup – May.28.14

The latest selection of space policy/politics related links:

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Tues 5/27/14 Hr 4 | John Batchelor Show – Bob Zimmerman (3rd guest) reports on space news and policy

At Spacefest VI With Apollo Astronaut Gene Cernan and a Host of Proud Space Geeks | The Planetary Society


Note: I’ll be moving my space policy roundups to NewSpaceWatch.com starting in June.

2014 NASA Langley art contest winners selected

The winners of the  2014 NASA Langley Art Contest have been announced: Visions of Future Seen in 2014 Student Art Contest Winners – NASA.

Student art contest winners
The grand prize winner was Tabb High School junior Rachel Pike.
Image Credit: NASA/Rachel Pike

Here is a gallery of the entries: 2014 NASA LaRC Art Contest – an album on Flickr.

Space elevator newsletter + Solar sail update + Mars One update

The International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC) has a new edition of this newsletter out today: ISEC e-Newsletter – May.2014.

In this issue’s President’s Corner, ISEC President Dr. Peter Swan talks about the importance of Involvement – getting active with ISEC and Space Elevator activities.  ISEC has many activities ongoing and we can always use volunteers.  If you are interested, please email Dr. Swan at pete.swan@isec.org.

Also in this issue, we announce the release of the latest ISEC study; this on Design Considerations for Space Elevator Tether Climbers.  The latest in a series of these studies, this one concentrates on how a Tether Climber might operate and is a “must-read” for all those who take an active interest in space elevator technologies.

Dr. Swan also represented ISEC at the recent NSS/ISDC Conference in Los Angeles – more details are shown elsewhere in this eNewsletter.


Here’s a status report on solar sail projects such as the Sunjammer Mission (to launch in 2015) : Are Solar Sails the Future of Space Travel? – Space.com


And here is the latest Mars One newsletter: Mars One Astronaut Selection Process: The Next Steps