Transferring Construction Technology to the Moon and Back

by John F. Connolly, NASA-Johnson Space Center, Houston, United States,
Debra D. Shoots, NASA-Johnson Space Center, Houston, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


This paper examines past NASA contributions to the construction industry, analyzes the challenges ahead for space-based construction, cites examples of new technologies currently used in construction, and proposes technologies that can be returned to terrestrial industry from space-based construction research.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Construction industry | Aerospace engineering | Construction methods | Federal government | Space construction | Automation | Robotics

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