Dust Control Research for SEI

by Kriss J. Kennedy, NASA Johnson Space Cent, Houston, United States,
Jeffrey R. Harris, NASA Johnson Space Cent, Houston, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


A study, at NASA Johnson Space Center, of dust control requirements for surface habitats has focused on identification of the dust problem, identifying dust control techniques and dust control technology areas requiring research development. This research was performed for the Surface Habitats and Construction (SHAC) technology area. Dust control consists of two problems: (1) how to keep it out of the habitat; and (2) once the habitat or airlock is contaminated with dust, how to collect it. This paper describes the dust environment, the Apollo experience and dust control methods used, future EVA operational considerations, and dust control concepts for surface habitats.

Subject Headings: Dust | Research and development | Federal government | Pollution | Space exploration | Moon | Construction management | Aircraft and spacecraft

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