Who Needs a Social Life When You Can Mine the Moon - February 2009
The article "Who Needs a Social Life When You Can Mine the Moon" appeared in the February 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Dust, soil broken rock and other related materials that blanket planetary surfacesâ”known as regolithâ”have great potential to contribute to space observation research, but the physical properties of lunar regolith are unique and very difficult to excavate from a technical perspective. A group of students at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, dubbed the Lunar Miners, decided to step up to the plateâ”that is, by entering the 2008 NASA Regolith Excavation Challenge.
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