in-situ resource utilization

Earth’s Oxygen Could be Making the Moon Rust

It takes oxygen to make iron rust. So when scientists discovered hematite spread widely through lunar high latitudes, they were…

2 weeks ago

Practical Ideas for Farming on the Moon and Mars

Recent research supported by NASA shows how algae-growing greenhouses could lead to colonies on the Moon and Mars that are…

3 months ago

This is What Moondust Looks Like When You Remove All the Oxygen. A Pile of Metal

The Moon has abundant oxygen and minerals, things that are indispensable to any space-faring civilization. The problem is they're locked…

12 months ago

Robotic asteroid mining spacecraft wins a grant from NASA

This year, the NASA's NIAC Program is looking at some really interesting ideas - such as a water-powered, laser-shooting, asteroid-mining…

1 year ago

Here’s a Plan to Send a Spacecraft to Venus, and Make Venus Pay for It

In the week's FISO Telecon Series, NASA engineer Michael Paul presented a novel concept for an in-situ miission to Venus.

3 years ago

NASA Invests In Radical Game-Changing Concepts For Exploration

As part of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program, NASA recently announced 13 radical proposals for funding and development

4 years ago