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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…

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3D Printed Moonbase

Foster & Partners has revealed its designs for a 3D-printed moon base made from lunar soil. Following an invitation from the European Space Agency, the practice, has developed a multi-dome base being constructed of ‘cantenary’ domes with cellular structured walls…