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NASA: Making Water and Fuel From the Moon

Scientists are now asking is it possible to use the moon’s material to make water or fuel? Known as ‘in-situ resource utilization’ (ISRU), the big picture is to save on the enormous resource and financial costs of launching anything from…

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SKINS FOR EXPLORING

New types of space-suits acting as ‘second-skins’ are being developed. They use advanced materials and supportive patterning to exert the necessary pressure on the skin especially at knees, elbows, and finger joints.   Additional sensors are also being added with…

EXTENDING THE MARS ROVER

The Mars ROVER’s multi-panel solar array is able to absorb sunlight to power its mission. However, solar power limits what the ROVER can explore as it must land and travel where it can get enough sunlight to re-energize batteries. For…

Silver Skin

Altaeros Energies is developing air-borne wind turbines that generate, low cost, renewable energy using aerospace technology. Helium filled structures lift wind turbines to heights where winds are much stronger and effective. In doing so the floating turbines can receive more…