Moon Village Association

Consultation on the Moon Village Association Principles

Join the first step in implementing the Moon Village.

  The Moon Village is a global community aiming to explore and use the Moon in a sustainable, open and peaceful manner. The Moon Village Association fosters the implementation of the Moon Village by providing a platform for collaborative global discussions and bringing together efforts from the private sector, governments, academia, and others. This vision includes space-faring and non-space-faring nations as well as the public, and offers an opportunity to play a role in this endeavor. The implementation of the Moon Village will be a major step forward for Humankind and for World Peace.   These Principles & Strategic Goals will be adjusted and updated from time to time. They were discussed and endorsed by the participants of the 2018 International Moon Village Workshop & Symposium, held on November 4-5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. This version incorporates comments provided from this event.  

Moon Village Principles

The Moon Village is a global community aiming to explore and use the Moon in a sustainable, open and peaceful manner.   The Moon Village Association fosters the implementation of the Moon Village by providing a platform for collaborative global discussions and bringing together efforts from the private sector, governments, academia, and others. This vision includes space-faring and non-space-faring nations as well as the public, and offers an opportunity to play a role in this endeavor. The implementation of the Moon Village will be a major step forward for Humankind and for World Peace.   As an initial step toward its implementation, the following are the Principles for missions (“Missions” refers to space related projects; “Activities” do not involve necessarily hardware (i.e., research projects) and activities that embody the concept of the Moon Village:   Principle 1: Adhere to applicable international rules and agreements dealing with human activities in space – such as the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 – and conduct activities with thoughtful consideration and respect for the cultural heritage of humanity on the Moon.   Principle 2: Contribute to the emergence and establishment of broad, common standards for operational systems and their interfaces.   Principle 3: Make available sufficient information to allow scientific cooperation and engagement by the general public in the expansion of humanity to the Moon.   Principle 4: Advance the following Strategic Goals:  
  • Goal 1: Reduce the Cost and Risk of transport to / from Earth and the Moon, and within cis-Lunar space.
  • Goal 2: Improve Knowledge of the lunar environment and its use for scientific research.
  • Goal 3: Support the Economic Development of the lunar community.
  • Goal 4: Contribute new Paradigms to human society in terms of Culture, the Arts, the Sciences, Economy, Education, Governance and/or other fundamentals.
  • Goal 5: Develop and demonstrate Technology enabling cost-effective, reliable and safe robotic and human operations on the Moon’s surface and surroundings.
  • Goal 6: Develop and Build elements / systems that provide Critical Services for lunar missions and activities, such as navigation, communications, power, resources, etc.
  • Goal 7: Employ or establish and document open-source engineering Standards of broad applicability and/or usefulness.
The purpose of these Principles is to contribute in a material way to Moon Village “Coordination and Cooperation”, without recourse to international framework agreements and/or regulatory instruments.
Consultation period ended.