Is it possible to print houses from lunar soil?


 

The construction of at least some objects on other planets or satellites of the solar system requires a huge amount of building materials. And in order not to take them from the Earth, you can use local soil. NASA's latest resupply mission to the ISS included the delivery of a special 3D printer to the station to demonstrate printing using lunar soil (regolith).


The Redwire Regolith Print (RRP) project will work in conjunction with a similar ManD system already on the ISS. The goal of the project is to print using material that simulates regolith. If all goes well, the ISS crew will measure the strength of the resulting material and structure.

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