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Fly me to the Moon: The Promise of Lunar Tourism

October 15, 2020 @ 13:00 14:00 CEST

MVA Cultural Considerations Working Group webinar


  1. Introduction 5′ – Remo Rapetti
  2. Getting there 20′ – Derek Webber
  3. Being there 20′ – Patrick Collins
  4. Q&A management and conclusions 15′ – Arthur Woods


Derek Webber is Director of Spaceport Associates, a member of the Moon Village Association, and on the board of the non-profit ForAllMoonkind. He is a consultant, lecturer, and author of four books on commercial space matters, including space tourism markets, regulation, and spaceports. He is a former satellite engineer, managing director of a satellite services operator, and was Vice-Chair of Judges for the Google Lunar XPRIZE. He is active in efforts to protect the lunar legacy sites from future incursions.

Patrick Collins is Chairman of the Society for Space Tourism of Japan (SSTJ) and Emeritus Professor of Azabu University, where he taught economics for 19 years. Earlier he was a Guest Researcher at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology of Tokyo University (RCAST), the National Space Development Agency (NASDA), the National Aerospace Laboratory (NAL), and the Institute for Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) in Japan, after being Senior Lecturer at Imperial College in London, where he wrote his doctoral thesis on the economics of solar power satellites. He is also a Vice-President of Space Renaissance International. The focus of Dr. Collins’ research for the past 40 years has been how to stimulate the growth of commercial space activities, the two most important opportunities being tourism and solar power satellites, including their use as snow melting satellites (SMS).

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Visit the Cultural Considerations Working Group website lunarology.space


October 15, 2020
13:00 – 14:00 CEST
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