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Christine Hansen

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Why I Want to Build a MoonBase

I have never questioned the fact that humanity's future is in space or that a moon base is the first logical stepping stone to that future.  Building this base is crucial, and it's long overdue. I want to contribute.



I'm Passionate About

I'm passionate about the potential of ISRU, because it is just too expensive to lift large payloads out of Earth's gravity well.  Most of the resources we need to build a moon base will be available on the moon; the rest is up to human ingenuity.

Professional Biography

Dr. Christine Hansen is an academic and commercial space entrepreneur with nearly twenty years of experience. She jokingly says that perhaps she was destined to have an interest in space mining, since she happened to write (to the best of her knowledge) the very first newspaper article that ever appeared on Luis and Walter Alvarez' 'asteroid impact' theory of dinosaur extinction, after hearing a preliminary version of Alvarez' theory at a UC Berkely physics colloquium. A past Director of Academics and Assistant Professor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, she holds a Master of Aeronautical Science degree with a specialization in space studies; a Ph.D. in political science; and two other Master's levels degrees. A strong advocate for commercial space, ISRU, and space mining, Dr. Hansen has assisted with Planetary Resources projects, designed and taught space mining courses, and has presented at PTMSS and other commercial space events.

How I and/or my organization will contribute to building a MoonBase. - 250 Max Characters

I have many skills that could be useful.  In addition to my knowledge of space, I am an award-winning writer and have been a member of MENSA.  I would want to help in whatever area I could be of the most use.

Let's Talk About

Anything at all.

My Areas of Expertise

Space mining, ISRU, and political questions related to space exploration. I am also good at communicating space-related information to various audiences effectively.