Thursday / 22 May 2014

ESA Advancing Lunar Base Construction Research


3D Printing A Lunar Base From Raw Materials On Lunar Surface Found To Be Feasible By Extensive Research Of ESA; Industrial Partners In Study Include Renowned Architects Foster & Partners, UK-Based Monolite Ltd; Concept Uses Inflatable Dome Superstructure, Layers Of Regolith Built Up Over Dome By Rover-Operated 3D Printer To Create Protective Shell; Team Produced 1.5-Mg Building Block As Demonstration (Inset); 2nd European Lunar Symposium Featured Presentations On Human Exploration Of Moon South Pole

Image Credit: ESA