Photo credit: Lunar and Planetary Institute

David Criswell, 1941–2019

I lost a great friend and true space visionary. David Criswell passed away on September 10. He was 78 years old.

Over the decades of my journalistic career, I discussed with Criswell an incredible sweep of his creative thoughts regarding the utilization of space – in particular use of extraterrestrial materials for commercial usage and space settlements.

For example, his article in The Industrial Physicist, “Solar Power via the Moon” (April/May 2002), was the continuation of many years of dedicated service to the development of space resources for developing Third World Countries, seeking to develop a source of safe, efficient, and cost-effective energy for future generations of Earth’s inhabitants.

Criswell was passionate about a potential lunar solar power system that was designed to beam clean, renewable energy to Earth.

A celebration of David Criswell’s life will be held on Monday, October 14, at 2:00 p.m. at Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church, 17503 El Camino Real in Houston, Texas.

Here’s an overview of Criswell and his professional career:

A watch and listen list includes:

Lunar Solar Power System – A video conversation with Dave Criswell

Published on Oct 21, 2013

Also, go to David Livingston’s The Space Show Archive for conversations with David Criswell:

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