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Challenges in the construction of a lunar base

Sargent, Roy & Hampson, Keith D. (1996) Challenges in the construction of a lunar base. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference and Exposition on Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Abstract

The construction of a Lunar Base is seen as achievable. The paper provides a useful summary of challenges facing pioneers of lunar base construction. It highlights important aspects of the location and use of the facility, the local environment, the human physiological adaptation process, and a principal concern for the construction industry—construction materials and methods required to erect the facility. Specific emphasis is placed on the latter two major issues. The authors believe that a lunar base will be built, operated and maintained by humans. It may be the next generation that carry out these dreams, but it is research of the type reported in this paper that will make these dreams a reality.

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ID Code: 51128
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Lunar Base, Construction, Human physiological adaption, Local environment
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > Research Centres > Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 28 Jun 2012 10:10
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2012 10:10

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