Cape Canaveral Lunar Declaration 2008 Released

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[ILEWG Press Release - 04.11.2008]
The "Cape Canaveral Lunar Declaration 2008" was discussed and approved by ILEWG-LEAG-SRR conference participants on the last day (31 October) of a very successful and interactive lunar conference.

Approximately 200 International Lunar Explorers gathered at the 10th ILEWG Conference on Exploration and Utilization of the Moon (ICEUM10) co-sponsored by the International Lunar Exploration Working Group (ILEWG), NASA Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (LEAG), Space Resources Roundtable (SRR) and the Lunar and Planetary Institute, from 27 to 31 October, at Cape Canaveral, Florida, US. The conference engaged scientists, engineers, industry and organizations in the review of recent activities and the coordinated preparation of the next steps on the Moon.

The Full ILEWG Declaration 2008 is posted under on the ILEWG website as well as on the LEAG website.

The participants were charged by LEAG, ILEWG and SRR to address 12 key questions. They summarized their findings and made 13 recommendations. Finally, the participants in the ILEWG/LEAG/SRR 2008 conference, reaffirmed their commitment to international lunar exploration, from the analysis and integration of current lunar orbiter data, to the development of lunar landers and rovers, the build up of a global robotic village, and the preparation for human settlements and international lunar bases.'

Bernard H. Foing (
Executive Director, ILEWG