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3-D Printing Eyed to Build Moon Base

The European Space Agency wants to 3-D print a moon base.

One of the biggest challenges for space colonists is just how expensive (in terms of energy) it is to get supplies off of Planet Earth. Until we get a space elevator, it’s going to stay that way. One solution is to send as little as possible up there. When it comes to building a moon base, couldn’t we just make it out of rock? After all, the moon is already made of rocks.

The European Space Agency in partnership with Foster + Partners and Monolite UK is aiming to do exactly that.

Source: Wired. Read full article. (link)

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  • Professional Target||

    Print a whole base? Sounds like a big printer!

  • John Galt||

    With the price of printer cartridges being anything other than inexpensive it should only cost a few billion per square foot to build print.