Lava Tubes as Resilient Extraterrestrial Habitats: An Option For A Permanent Human Settlement Beyond Earth

by Audai K. Theinat, (M.ASCE),
Anahita Modiriasari, Ph.D.,
Amin Choi,
Jongseong Maghareh, Ph.D.,


Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2019, Vol. 23, Issue 4, Pg. 56-61


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The design, construction, and maintenance of safe and comfortable habitations are some of humankind’s oldest and most important activities. Millennia of experimentation and planning have led to earthly habitats with a high degree of sophistication. But as humanity looks to explore and inhabit other worlds, it is now faced with new and unique challenges beyond Earth’s relatively benign environment.

Subject Headings: Volcanic deposits | Space exploration | Human factors | Construction management | Maintenance | Occupational safety

 

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