Colonising the moon

19 July 2017 – Article: Colonising the moon rests on 3D printing bricks from lunar dust – Prof. Matthias Sperl

by Lou Del Bello in Horizon, The EU Research & Innovation Magazine

“To colonise the solar system we need to figure out how to build settlements on alien surfaces, and, according to Professor Matthias Sperl, a material scientist from the German Aerospace Center (DLR), our best bet rests on 3D-printed bricks made from moon dust.”

image:  Bricks that are 3D printed from moon dust could help bring down the costs of building a permanent base on the moon. Image credit – DLR