July 16, 2022

NASA’s Artemis Project Will Include a 3D Printed Lunar Bunker

NASA is once again turning to 3D printing to help it in its upcoming Artemis Mission, this time through a collaboration with AI Space Factory

AI Space Factory will be creating a 3D printed base camp (named LINA) where astronauts and robots will have a place to live and work

This lunar bunker will have the capacity to house an astromobile, telecommunication devices, habitation modules and more

it is intended to protect astronauts from radiation, lunar earthquakes, extreme thermal changes, meteorites and will also have a photovoltaic tree to capture solar energy

The material used for the construction of this 3D printed lunar bunker by AI Space Factor was synthesized by NASA’s Granular Mechanics and Regolith Operations Laboratory

The design of the LINA base has been done by the American company AI Space Factory with the aim of allowing astronauts to stay for long periods of time in the shelter

The bunker will have a life expectancy of at least 50 years and will allow for protection from solar and cosmic radiation

This mission has three phases: 

Arrow

 the first one Artemis I in which by August 2022 mannequins will be sent to pave the way for manned flights

The next phase, Artemis II, scheduled for May 2024, will fly close to the satellite but without landing on it

 And finally by 2025 this last stage Artemis III will be the one that will finally transfer humans after the last expedition already 50 years ago