Your Lunar Oxygen Supply Will Come From Moon Rocks

One of the many obstacles to establishing a base on the moon is determining how to supply oxygen to lunar residents. But a team of scientists have found a way to extract oxygen from the moon's greatest resource — rocks. » 8/11/09 2:06pm 8/11/09 2:06pm

Japan Prepares to Board the Space Elevator

When you finally take that lunar vacation, you may find yourself traveling not by space shuttle, but by elevator. Space elevators may be our best bet for establishing colonies on the moon » 9/22/08 12:00pm 9/22/08 12:00pm, potentially able to transport people and materials more far cheaply and efficiently than propulsion-based spacecraft. The actual…

Lunar Dirt Will Be In Your Home, Air and Water

All of the off-world buzz these days may be around Mars and Titan, but NASA contractors are looking to send human life a little closer to home. Project Constellation, NASA'a agenda for the future of spaceflight, outlines plans for the construction of a lunar outpost starting in 2019. But with no water and no… » 9/03/08 12:00pm 9/03/08 12:00pm