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What is the Artemis Project doing now?

Since the question refers to the present, this page probably should be kept more up to date than it has been...

As of July 2000, responsibility for ASI members was assumed by the newly formed Moon Society, a nonprofit educational and scientific foundation. While there is continued overlap in board and officer membership, Artemis Society International focuses on supporting the Artemis Project, the Data Book, mailing lists, the MOO, and related electronic communications activities.

Among the Moon Society's activities has been organizing a "flag design" contest, as well as trying to build up chapters and produce the monthly Moon Society Journal (provided as part of the Moon Miner's Manifesto publication).

On the commercial side of the Artemis Project, several business ventures are under way, ranging from publication of Artemis Magazine to development of commercial network communication software. Story lines are being developed to present the Artemis Project to everyone, to share the vision and the fun. Lunar Traders is in business on the web. CyberTeams, formed from ASI's Electronic Communications Technical Committee, is selling network communication software around the world. And TransOrbital, formed by ASI members, is on track to launch it's TrailBlazer satellite in late 2001 or early 2002, permits permitting.

Word of the Artemis Project has spread all the way around the globe. Most of the growth in the program's popular appeal has been through the unadvertised World Wide Web site at The first article about the project in a professional publication appeared in January 1995 issue of Analog magazine.

In 1997, many businesses and organizations came together to form the Lunar Industries Association. This business league provides a forum for coordinating projects related to the moon. ASI hosts the Lunar Industries Association here on the web at at, and provides the electronic communication forums for the association.

An article in the Dallas Morning News was syndicated and appeared in hundreds of newspapers in the United States. You'll find the text of the article on The Lunar Resources Company web site. The project was the subject of one chapter of the book, FREE SPACE!, by B. Alexander Howerton. The local television news program found us out when we had a conference in Huntsville, Alabama in 1995.

In 1996, the BBC came to our conference in Houston in 1996 to film a segment about the Artemis Project for their program Future Fantastic, hosted by actress Gillian Anderson. The show has been picked up by The Learning Channel, and currently is showing throughout the world. Other television producers in Europe, Australia, and Japan are working on segments about the project.

To keep up with developments in the Artemis Project, you can subscribe to the artemis-list or artemis-news mailing lists (see section 9.3 of the Artemis Data Book for details). Also keep an eye on the ASI Online News headlines at the main entrance to the Artemis Project web site, and watch for changes to the Artemis Data Book. And, of course best of all, join Artemis Society International.

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