IISc, ISRO develop sustainable process of ‘Space Bricks’ for Lunar habitation

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IISc, ISRO develop sustainable process of ‘Space Bricks’ for Lunar habitation

IISc and ISRO in what can be called as a major break through in scientific innovation developed a sustainable process for making brick-like structures on the moon by bringing both biology and mechanical engineering together.

In a statement made by the IISc located in Bangalore, said that the procedure exploits lunar soil and even uses bacteria and guar beans to consolidate the soil into possible load-bearing structures. Further adding that these space rocks can eventually be used to assemble structures for habitation on the lunar surface.

This process developed IISc and ISRO, however, uses urea which can easily be sourced from human urine and the lunar soil as raw materials for the construction on the moon’s surface. This considerably decreases the overall expenditure and even has a low carbon footprint as it uses guar gum instead of cement for support. Additionally, this process can even be exploited to make sustainable bricks on Earth.

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