This was from slides by Robert P. Mueller, Senior Technologist / Engineer, NASA, Kennedy Space Center – Swamp Works
Lunar Regolith Resources and their Uses
• Lunar oxygen: propellant, life support
• Iron, aluminum, titanium: structural elements
• Magnesium: less strong structural elements
• Regolith: sintered blocks, concrete, glass
• Water: Ice blocks, molded ice
• Structural beams, rods, plates, cables
• Cast shapes for anchors, fasteners, bricks, flywheels, furniture
• Solar cells, wires for power generation and distribution
• Pipes and storage vessels for fuel, water, and other fluids
• Roads, foundations, shielding
• Spray coatings or linings for buildings
• Powdered metals for rocket fuels, insulation
• Fabrication in large quantities can be a difficult engineering problem in terms of materials handling and heat dissipation
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