Building Lunar Roads—An Overview

by Bennett Rutledge, Natl Space Society, Arlington, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


Outposts and permanent installations on the moon will need a network of surface roads connecting them. The problem of creating such roads is more challenging than on Earth in most ways, because of the radically different lunar environment. Availability of materials is the limiting factor in Lunar roadways. The simplest of the improved road surfaces customary on Earth must be approached from a dramatically different direction. We can adapt many familiar techniques, and develop others.

Subject Headings: Highways and roads | Moon | Buildings | Construction methods | Space construction | Lunar materials | Infrastructure construction | Construction materials

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