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Fundamentals of Modern Lunar Management: Private Sector Considerations

  • Mike H. Ryan
  • Ida Kutschera


Implicit in any assessment of management practice in space, the moon or even Mars is that a good reason exists for people to be present. The case for a human presence in space is fairly limited from a commercial standpoint but there some interesting viewpoints as to its present and future potential (Morris and Cox 2010). Limited development of commercial tourism combined with equally limited commercial activity in orbit to date does not make a convincing case for business. The justification for lunar commerce is even less convincing. Dr. David Livingston, noted space expert and host of the Space Show at, is a good example of the significant business concerns related to lunar enterprises.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mike H. Ryan
    • 1
  • Ida Kutschera
    • 1
  1. 1.Bellarmine UniversityLouisvilleUSA

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