§ 2 Lunar Materials Utilization
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.
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
PERMANENT.com > Lunar Resources (Mining The Moon)
Additional, children pages of this current parent page:
Lunar Resources (Mining The Moon) :
Overview of Lunar Resources
Origin and Composition
Geology, Highlands vs. Lowlands
Apollo and Luna Samples
Polar Water and Volatiles
Mining Lunar Resources
Bases on the Moon
Lunar Probes, History and Future
SMART 1 (Europe)
Chang-e 1 (China)
LRO and LCROSS
Chang-e 2 (China)
Chang-e 3 lander (China)
Russian Luna 25-29, 2015-2020
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