Construction of a Lunar Base

by Dave Torres, La Cueva High Sch, Albuquerque, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space IV

Abstract:

The United States' space program has the capabilities to build a lunar base, but must build an infrastructure which allows the easy transportation of the construction materials. Once this is achieved, a radiation shield would have to be constructed from prefabricated components to provide protection from radiation while a permanent base is constructed. The primary material used in constructing the base would be the lunar regolith. It is readily available and does not require transportation over long distances, effectively lowering the construction cost.



Subject Headings: Base course | Radiation | Space exploration | Infrastructure construction | Construction materials | Lunar materials | Space construction | Space structures | United States

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