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About the Lunar Research Institute

The Lunar Research Institute (LRI) is an Arizona, non-profit, tax exempt corporation [501 (c) (3)] dedicated to the exploration and scientific study of the Moon and it resources. LRI was founded in September 1996, and is located in the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park, Suite 2360, 9040 South Rita Road, Tucson, Arizona 85747.

The purpose of LRI is to conduct research on the origin, evolution, current state and resources of the Moon. This is done using data gathered by:

1) The Apollo Program
2) The Lunar Prospector Spacecraft
3) Future lunar exploration missions

The goal of LRI is to gain scientific knowledge about the Moon and technical knowledge, especially about lunar resources and their utilization, which can be used to support the future manned exploration and colonization of the Moon and to expand man's presence to other solar system bodies.

If the USA is going to keep its preeminence in lunar exploration and utilization, LRI NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT. Since LRI depends solely on the direct philanthropic support of interested individuals and corporations your generous support is always needed and greatly appreciated! Make a donation.