Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:52 PM
struggle4progress (91,340 posts)
Scientists will soon be ready to repair the moon!
... NASA supplied 3-D-printer pioneers Amit Bandyopadhyay and colleagues at Washington State University with 10 pounds of simulated regolith, which is imitation moon rock. The team fed the material to their 3-D printer, which is a high-tech machine that uses computer aided design models to print out objects in three dimensions, building them layer by layer. They were able to melt the moon material and print basic cylinder shapes with it ... It may turn out that moon colonists will need to bring some additives from Earth to mix with the moon material ...
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