Building with moon rocks
Working on the moon with lunar soil and grit could prove easier, more efficient and less costly than using earthly materials
By Sid Perkins, 13:28 PM May 22, 2013
Astronauts will likely colonize the moon one day. Because it costs thousands of dollars to lift a pound of material off of Earth and into orbit, it should prove cheaper to build moon structures from materials already there. And new research by a Georgia teen suggests that concrete made from moon rocks and soil would be stronger than ordinary concrete.
That means a building made from this “lunarcrete” could require less material and be lighter weight. It could also cost less than previous e...
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