Lunar Base Requirements for Human Habitability

by Gary T. Moore, Univ of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, United States,
Kerry L. Paruleski, Univ of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, United States,
Janis Huebner-Moths, Univ of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, United States,
Joseph P. Fieber, Univ of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, United States,
Patrick J. Rebholz, Univ of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space III

Abstract: This paper presents some of the requirements for lunar surface habitation. Emphasis is placed on human factor and environment-behavior requirements that impact on habitability for medium-duration crew-tended lunar habitats and longer-duration permanent lunar bases. Included are requirements dealing with anthropometric effects of 1/6th gravity, safety, social interaction and privacy, and place and identity-the quality of 'home.' Based on the requirements, a lunar base architecture is presented to illustrate ways in which the design of lunar habitation can respond to habitability issues. Conclusions are drawn about the importance of human habitability and the needs for additional work on developing habitability requirements for lunar outpost and base design.

Subject Headings: Space colonies | Human factors | Building design | Space exploration | Environmental issues | Safety

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