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First Advisor

Rosbach, Derren

Second Advisor

Sharon Wulf

Date

2012

Abstract

The main focus is to create a lunar base by establishing a sustainable water source on the moon. The first reason is to gain access to potential resources that are strained on Earth or not present at all. Another reasoning for the creation of a lunar base is for its potential as a stepping-stone to further space exploration and colonization. The base must provide its own means of life-essential resources and use them to their fullest potential. In terms of water, a closed system must be implemented to maximize efficiency. To establish a sustainable water source, an initial focus would be placed on harvesting the ice deposits located at the moon’s poles, and then creating water from its elements using the oxygen from lunar regolith, and hydrogen from the solar winds.

Keywords

The World's Water

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rights

Creative Commons License
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Course

The World's Water

Program

Great Problems Seminar

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application/pdf

Water From Out of This World


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