How to Build a Lunar Habitat

The Moon is a hostile environment — extreme temperatures, low gravity, and radiation await the next generation of astronauts. Scientists have patented a method for turning a plentiful lunar resource into building blocks for potential habitats.

The Regishell concept proposes inflatable human habitat structures that can be inflated on-site, then rigidized using abundant local regolith as a construction material.

Introducing Regishell

The Regishell method can be used to create multilayer structures that also serve as water reservoirs for human inhabitants, as well as magnetic tarmacs to keep hazardous, ionized moon dust away from human habitats.

Living Off the Land

Shelter in Space

Cross-section of Regishell structure.

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