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Moon Space Science Technology

Va. Tech Students Create Experimental Bricks For the Moon 137

Posted by timothy
from the we'll-recycle-our-cans-there dept.
goran72 writes "Students from the college of engineering at Virginia Tech in the US have made highly durable bricks composed of a lunar rock-like material, which one day might be used to build dwellings in colonies on the moon."
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Va. Tech Students Create Experimental Bricks For the Moon

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  • moon concrete (Score:5, Interesting)

    by syrinx (106469) on Tuesday January 13, 2009 @10:38AM (#26433767) Homepage

    I've been in the moon rock vault at NASA in Houston. Along with rocks, they have a sample of "moon concrete" that someone (on Earth) made out of real moon rocks many years ago, presumably also for future moon colony building.

    Between concrete and bricks, apparently our future moon colonies are going to look like Soviet-era eastern Europe.

  • Re:But... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by saider (177166) on Tuesday January 13, 2009 @10:39AM (#26433769)

    Coat the bricks with a liner, like truck bed liner. I remember seeing a demo of that stuff where the salesman sprayed a concrete brick coated with the stuff and dropped it off of a building. The brick cracked, but the liner did not tear or separate from the brick. Neat stuff. Hopefully it can cure in a vacuum.

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