On Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the 37th International Space Development Conference (ISDC 2018) at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Los Angeles, California the leaders of the Moon Village Association (MVA) and the National Space Society (NSS) signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to further their shared goals concerning the exploration, development and eventual settlement of Earth’s Moon and cis-Lunar space.
Moon Village Association, Newsletter, April 2018
Moon Village Association contribution to Moon Settlement
The Moon Village Association (MVA) has been recently created as non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Vienna. Its goal is the creation of a permanent global informal forum for stakeholders like governments, industry, academia and the public interested in the development of the Moon Village. The MVA fosters cooperation for existing or planned global moon exploration programs, be they public or private initiatives. It comprises approximately 150 members from more than 34 countries around the globe, representing a diverse array of technical, scientific, cultural and interdisciplinary fields.
The Moon Village Association Promotional Video
On 2018, March 28th at the IAF Spring Meetings in Paris, France, The Moon Village Association President Giuseppe Reibaldi released the MVA Promotional video and provided a presentation regarding the long-term challenges that need to be solved to support the creation of a permanent human presence on the Moon.
The Moon Village Association notable presence at the 2nd International Space Exploration Forum (ISEF2) in Tokyo, Japan
On Friday, March 2nd 2018, the Moon Village Association (MVA) presented its plans to the Industry Day of the second International Space Exploration Forum (ISEF2), organized by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The MVA, the only independent international, Non-Governmental…
First MVA Press Release distributed during the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space at the United Nations
The Moon Village is the ensemble of all efforts from private, governmental and general public, aiming to explore and use the moon in a sustainable manner. It is not a literal village on the moon, it is not an “ISS on…
MVA International Moon Village Workshop Final Report
This is the MVA International Moon Village Workshop Final Report produced in November 2017 in Strasbourg. Click here to download the report.
Op-ed | Next stop: the moon
Op-ed by Giuseppe Reibaldi on SpaceNews.com The International Space Station has been a tremendous political and technical success. However, the ISS program is coming to an end in the next few years, although government players such as the NASA, ESA,…
Trump shoots for the Moon
US President Donald Trump has promised to assert US leadership in space exploration. Trump authorized acting NASA administrator Robert Lightfoot Jr to lead an innovative program to send American astronauts back to the moon and eventually to Mars. But the…
Successful First International Moon Village Workshop at ISU
This week, more than 150 experts, engineers, educators and students from around the world gathered in Strasbourg, France to participate in the first International Moon Village Workshop. The Workshop was jointly organized by the recently-formed Moon Village Association (MVA) and…