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By A.J. Roan
Metal Tech News 

Latest NASA challenge tackles Moon forging

Space agency seeks BIG ideas for lunar metal production pipeline Metal Tech News - August 17, 2022


Last updated 8/16/2022 at 3:04pm

Rendering of an astronaut working at a futuristic forge on the Moon.


Assuming Man has returned to the Moon, NASA is asking students to design a possible future space foundry to help mitigate costs with in-situ resource utilization.

NASA's eighth annual Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-Changing (BIG) Idea Challenge invites university students to design a metal production pipeline – from extracting metal from minerals to creating structures and tools – for the Moon.

"Here at home, forging metal has long been a key part of building our homes and infrastructure, and the same holds true as we work towards a sustained pres...

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