International Lunar Observatory Association

About ILOA

"The Primary Goal of the ILO Mission is to Expand Human Understanding of the Cosmos Through Observation from Our Moon."

The ILOA is an interglobal enterprise incorporated in Hawaii as a 501(c)(3) non-profit to help realize the multifunctional ILO -- to advance human knowledge of the Cosmos through observation from our Moon, and to participate in lunar base build-out. The ILOA also since 2008 has co-sponsored with its Space Age Publishing Company affiliate an international series of Galaxy Forums and a Lunar Commercial Communications Workshop.


ILOA Board of Directors

Steve Durst, of Waimea, Hawai`i: Founding Director of ILOA is also Editor and Publisher of Space Age Publishing Company. Active advocate and supporter of Space and Lunar Enterprise, and 21st Century Galaxy Education.

Kimo Pihana, of Hilo, Hawaii: Native Hawaiian Kahuna and Cultural Practitioner, former Mauna Kea Ranger.

Prof. U.R. Rao, of Bangalore, India: Chairman of the Governing Council of the Physical Research Laboratory in Ahmedabad. Former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

Ziyuan Ouyang, of Beijing, China: Chief scientist of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (Chang'e program).

Jean-Luc Josset, of Neuchâtel, Switzerland: CEO of Space Exploration Institute. Principle Investigator of AMIE Camera which orbited the Moon aboard the ESA SMART-1 spacecraft.

Christian Veillet, of Tucson, AZ: Astronomer. Director Of Large Binocular Telescope Observatory, Former Director of Canada France Hawaii Telescope.

Maohai Huang, of Beijing, China: Professor of Astrophysics at NAOC. Made 6 trips to Antarctica for Astrophysical research. Assistant of Chief Lunar Scientist Ziyuan Ouyang. PhD Graduate of BU.

Yuki Takahashi, of Berkeley, California: Astrophysicist, graduate of UC Berkeley, PhD research conducted on Astronomy from Antarctica. Currently working as a Radio Frequency engineer at SpaceX.

David Schrunk, of Poway, California: Medical Doctor. Author of The Moon: Resources, Future Development, and Settlement.

Christian Sallaberger of Toronto, Canada: Former Vice President & Director of Space Operations at MDA Space Missions.

Shawna Pandya of Edmonton, Canada: Medical student at University of Alberta. ISU graduate. Research interests include space medicine and telemedicine.

Robert Richards of Toronto, Canada: Space entrepreneur and futurist. Cofounder of ISU, Singularity University, SEDS. Co-Founder and CEO of Moon Express.

Trond Krovel of Konstanz Area, Germany: AOCS and GNC Engineer at EADS Astrium. ISU Graduate. Former President of SSETI.

Jinliang Hou of Shanghai, China: Shanghai Astronomical Observatory CAS, Vice Director Research Center for Galaxies and Cosmology.

Peter Martinez of Cape Town, South Africa: Division Head for Space Science & Technology at the South African Astronomical Observatory. Current Chair of South African Council for Space Affairs.

Bill Carswell of Huntsville, Alabama:  PhD in Space Materials Processing. Project Management Specialist.

Misuzu Onuki of Tokyo, Japan: Space entrepreneur. Experience with both JAXA and commercial space initiatives. 1st non-USA citizen invited to be a SFF advocate.

Joseph Sulla of Honokaa, Hawaii: Assistant Editor of Space Age Publishing Co. Member of ILOA Executive Committee since 2007.

Chatief Kunjaya of Bandung, Indonesia: Professor of Astronomy at Institute of Technology Bandung.

Tit Meng Lim of Singapore: CEO of the Singapore Science Center.

Boonrucksar Soonthornthum of Chiang Mai, Thailand, Director of the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand

Diego Mardones of Santiago, Chile: Professor of Astronomy at University of Santiago Chile

Commander John Young (honorary): Retired NASA Astronaut. Longest career of any USA Astronaut, making 7 space flights over course of 42 years of service. Piloted Gemini, Apollo Command/Service Module, Apollo Lunar Module, Lunar Roving Vehicle & Space Shuttle. 3 Moonwalks during Apollo 16.


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