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Astronauts could make cement using own pee

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Astronauts may be able to make cement using their own pee

nhttps://www.sciencenews.org/article/astronauts-lunar-exploration-cement-urine-urea-3d-printin

Future astronauts could make lunar buildings out of moon dust and pee.

That’s the suggestion of chemist Anna-Lena Kjøniksen and her colleagues, who made a cement from urea — a major component of urine — and faux lunar soil.

When humans take up long-term residence on other planets or the moon, they will need to pack light, in part because shipping materials from Earth is expensive. NASA has estimated that every pound of material sent into orbit around the Earth costs around $10,000.

 

 

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'Walt' E. Kurtz
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What about poo :-P

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third_eye
21 minutes ago, 'Walt' E. Kurtz said:

What about poo :-P

GMTA 

maybe as wall decor for that homely feel... 

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and then

Waspie already started a thread on this,IIRC.

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Waspie_Dwarf
1 hour ago, and then said:

Waspie already started a thread on this,IIRC.

I did indeed, although, to be fair, it was back in March.

Original topic here: Astronaut urine to build moon bases

I'll close this one to avoid duplication. 

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