Building Materials from Space

This article is currently being draft. It will talk about lunar resources that can be used to create sustainable building materials.

I will tease you with some examples:

  • Lunar regolith: Lunar regolith is the layer of loose, fragmented material covering the solid rock on the moon’s surface. It can be used as an aggregate material for construction on the lunar surface, similar to sand and gravel on Earth.

  • Cast regolith: Cast regolith is a type of concrete made from lunar regolith and a binding agent. It has been identified as a promising material for lunar construction due to its strength and durability.

  • Lunar glass: Lunar glass is a type of glass made from lunar regolith. It has been found to have good thermal insulation properties and could be used for windows and other building components.

  • Metals: Metals such as iron, aluminum, and titanium are present in lunar regolith and could be extracted and used for construction materials.

  • Concrete: Lunar concrete can be made from a mixture of lunar regolith and a binding agent. It has been identified as a promising material for lunar construction due to its strength and durability.