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Space resources. Volume 3: MaterialsSpace Resources addresses the issues of using space resources to support life on the Moon and for exploration of Mars. This volume - Materials - covers a number of technical and policy issues regarding the materials in space (mainly lunar and asteroidal) which can be used to support space operations. In part 1, nature and location of these materials, exploration strategy, evaluation criteria, and the technical means to collect or mine these materials is discussed. A baseline lunar mine and the basics of asteroid mining are presented and critiqued. In part 2, the beneficiation of ores and the extraction of such materials as oxygen, metals, and the makings of concrete are discussed. In part 3, the manufacturing and fabrication of nonterrestrial products are discussed. The economic tradeoffs between bringing needed products from Earth and making these products on location in space is considered.
Document ID
Document Type
Other - Collected Works
Mckay, Mary Fae
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Mckay, David S.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Duke, Michael B.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
September 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1992
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Exploration
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.21:509-VOL-3
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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