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Thread: 3-D Printing on the Moon. From Regolith to Paste to Useful Objects and Structures

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    3-D Printing on the Moon. From Regolith to Paste to Useful Objects and Structures

    In the academic literature, review papers are widespread, and can help ground discussion on a specific topic by bringing new researchers up to speed as well as allowing experienced hands to catch up on some topics they might have otherwise missed.* Anytime a new one on a topic of space exploration is published, it helps …
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    The 3D printers that are being developed for the Moon are designed to build structures and roads from local materials. Foster + Partners has developed a structured honeycomb dome structure to protect against micrometeoroids and cosmic radiation, including a sealed inflatable shelter for astronauts. To make 3D printing on the Moon feasible, scientists are looking for materials that are already on the Moon or Mars, as transporting materials from Earth to the Moon or Mars will be difficult and expensive.

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