3-D printing device could build Moon base from lunar dust and regolith

from Space.com:

Future astronauts might end up living in a moon base created largely from lunar dust and regolith, if a giant 3-D printing device can work on the lunar surface.

The print-on-demand technology, known as D-Shape, could save on launch and transportation costs for manned missions to the moon. But the concept must first prove itself in exploratory tests funded by the European Space Agency (ESA)

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One response to “3-D printing device could build Moon base from lunar dust and regolith

  1. For more information on how future astronauts will also be printing their food: here is a link to the latest developments…

    http://quatschtronauts.wordpress.com/2010/04/11/e-cheese/
    ;-)

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