ISRU

Chefs on the Moon Will be Cooking up Rocks to Make air and Water

NASA has delayed their Artemis mission to the Moon, but that doesn't mean a return to the Moon isn't imminent.…

1 day ago

The Lunar Lantern Could be a Beacon for Humanity on the Moon

The Lunar Lantern, an intriguing concept for establishing a human presence on the Moon, is currently being featured at the…

3 months ago

How do you get Power into Your Lunar Base? With a Tower of Concrete Several Kilometers High

It sounds like science fiction, but building an enormous tower several kilometers high on the Lunar surface may be the…

7 months ago

NASA is Considering a Radio Telescope on the Far Side of the Moon

The University of Colorado Boulder and Lunar Resources Inc. have just won NASA funding to study the possibility of building…

7 months ago

Mining Water and Metal From the Moon at the Same Time

In-situ resource utilization (ISRU) is becoming a more and more popular topic as space exploration begins to focus on landing…

7 months ago

NASA Invests in a Plan to Build Landing Pads and Other Structures on the Moon out of Regolith

Materials are a crucial yet underappreciated component of any space exploration program.  Without novel materials and ways to make them,…

7 months ago

Figuring Out How To Breathe the Moon’s Regolith

Oxygen ranks right up there as one of the most important resources for use in space exploration.  Not only is…

10 months ago

The Moon has Resources, but Not Enough to Go Around

A new study led by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics explains how the Moon may not have enough resources to…

10 months ago

What Martian Settlers Need to Know About Soil Can Teach us How to Grow Better on Earth

The Soil Health in Space experiment is now being conducted on the ISS, which could lead to sustainable farming on…

11 months ago

NASA Will Pay You to Retrieve Regolith and Rocks from the Moon

NASA is offering to pay commercial contractors to retrieve lunar regolith and rocks to demonstrate their ability to harvest resources…

1 year ago