NASA Scientists Find Evidence Of Deposits Of Metal Beneath The Surface Of The Moon

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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

    One of the big questions about exploration of the Moon is whether it contains are valuable assets that can be mined. Water is a good bet. Ice has already been discovered and water can be split into oxygen and hydrogen which can be used for rocket fuel. Another good bet is helium-3 which is rare on Earth but common on the surface of the Moon.

NASA Considering Nuclear Fission For Manned Lunar Bases And Space Propulsion - Part 1 of 3 Parts

Part 1 of 3 Parts
       I write for two blogs, one on nuclear issues and one on the space industry. Sometimes subjects overlap between the two blogs. This series of articles has to do with NASA’s interest in using nuclear power to propel spacecraft and power manned bases in space. I decided that I would post these articles in the space blog and not the nuclear blog.

Indian Researchers Make Bricks From Simulated Lunar Soil

With all the interest in returning to the Moon to build permanent human habitats, there is the question of what will be used for building materials. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) have developed a sustainable process for making bricks on the Moon. It makes use of lunar soil, bacteria and guar beans to consolidate the soil into possible load-bearing structures.