|Title:||Lunar landing and operations analysis|
|Authors:||Gabriel Swiney, Author ; Amanda Hernandez, Author ; National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Technology, Policy, and Strategy, Issuing body|
|Publisher:||Washington (United States) : National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA Headquarters, 2022|
|Size:||1 online resource (77 p.)|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references|
|Subjects:||Moon--Exploration--Government policy ; Space flight to the moon|
As part of the Artemis campaign, NASA leadership asked OTPS to examine policy concerns that may be associated with these challenges. For example: What if another organization wants to land or operate right next to a NASA rover? What if that organizations landings eject dangerous rocks and dust that could damage others assets on the Moon or in cislunar space? What if some agencies operations on the Moon endanger those of other agencies? Do some locations deserve special protections because of their unique scientific or historic value?
The NASA OTPS report provides options for responding to these and other questions. Working collaboratively with and building on the technical expertise of NASA scientists and engineers, OTPS considered policy solutions that might be able to address these challenges and allow NASA and all humanity to live, work, and collaborate on the Moon in a safe, sustainable, and predictable way.