in situ resource utilization

Chickpeas Grown in Lunar Regolith Are Stressed but Reach Maturity

A recent preprint investigates how chickpeas have been successfully grown in lunar regolith simulants (LRS), marking the first time such…

3 months ago

What is ISRU, and How Will it Help Human Space Exploration?

As Artemis 1 prepares for its maiden launch with the goal of putting astronauts back on the Moon’s surface within…

2 years ago

With Martian air, Dirt, and Sunshine, It Should be Possible to Make Iron on Mars

When the first humans reach Mars, they'll probably live in habitats that were there ahead of time or in habs…

2 years ago

Chitin Could be the Perfect Building Material on Mars

It's hard to deny that we're heading for a future with a human presence on Mars. But to develop sustained…

4 years ago