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2 Lunar Materials Utilization

Apollo 15Lunar base

LEFT: Apollo 15 lander & launcher rockets, moon buggy, and astronaut more than 30 years ago
RIGHT: NASA artist's depiction of a future lunar base

Table of Contents:

2.1 Overview of lunar materials and their utilization

2.2 The origin and composition of the moon

2.3 Mining the surface

2.4 Lunar bases

2.5 History of lunar probes

2.6 Others' webpages on lunar materials and utilization

Lunar materials utilization is addressed in official circles and websites more than asteroidal materials utilization, largely because there is support within NASA for a "Return to the Moon" mission as a steppingstone to Mars. PERMANENT first tries to fill in the gaps that other WWW sites don't address. Usually, this also means presenting a private sector (profitable) scenario rather than a government bureaucracy (taxpayer) scenario.

Docking in lunar orbit, 1969Lunar oxygen being delivered to orbit

LEFT: Apollo 11 lunar lander about to dock with orbiter in lunar orbit in 1969. NASA photo.
RIGHT: Delivery of lunar oxygen (LunOx) to a space station in lunar orbit. NASA artwork by Mike Carroll.

Roadmap to related topics:

Chapter 3:(XR) Transportation of asteroidal materials

Chapter 4:(XR) Industrial processing and manufacturing with asteroidal materials

Chapter 5:(XR) Space products and services from asteroidal materials






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Lunar Resources (Mining The Moon) :
  Overview of Lunar Resources
  Origin and Composition
    Geology, Highlands vs. Lowlands
    Apollo and Luna Samples
    Major Minerals
    Polar Water and Volatiles
    Non-Polar Volatiles
    Powdery Texture
  Mining Lunar Resources
  Bases on the Moon
  Lunar Probes, History and Future
    Clementine 1
    Lunar Prospector
    SMART 1 (Europe)
    Chang-e 1 (China)
    SELENE (Japan)
    Chadrayaan 1
    LRO and LCROSS
    Chang-e 2 (China)
    Chang-e 3 lander (China)
    Chandrayaan 2
    Russian Luna 25-29, 2015-2020
  Links, Lunar



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