Hot Pressing of Lunar Soil and Qualification for Manned Applications

by Charles H. Simonds, Eagle Engineering Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space


Lunar soil may be fabricated into useful building materials analogous to those used for masonry, concrete and ceramic pipe applications on earth. The process has been analyzed theoretically and demonstrated on a laboratory scale. Ceramic manufacture can be integrated into the design of equipment to extract H2 for lunar soil for in situ rocket propellant production.

Subject Headings: Lunar materials | Ceramics | Construction materials | Concrete pipes | Pipe materials | Moon | Compacted soils

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