Near term: An ISRU water-based space economy

NASA artist illustration of lunar ISRU. Credit: NASA

The Planetary and Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium and Space Resources Roundtable had a strong focus on In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) in space. The presentations explored a variety of possible technologies for resource extraction and refinement in space, and the means by which they could be used to begin to develop a space economy.

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About Craig Bamford

Craig is a graduate of Carleton's Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, focused on conflict studies. Naturally, this means he writes on the Internet about gaming, tech, and speculative fiction. He lives in Toronto.