Faculty Advisor

Kazantzis, Nikolaos K.

Faculty Advisor

Pietroforte, Roberto


A lunar base designed to operate over an extended period of time would be more practical if it were self-sustaining. The technology exists today to provide shelter, energy and oxygen to a fledging lunar base of six to ten astronauts. Careful design and integration of these systems along with waste, water and food management, would allow a small base to be independently sustainable. Sustainability would cut long term expenditures and provide the experience for an eventual Mars base.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering