Accession Number:

AD0608225

Title:

A STUDY OF THE FEASIBILITY OF USING NUCLEAR VERSUS SOLAR POWER IN WATER EXTRACTION FROM ROCKS.

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Scientific rept. no. 1,

Corporate Author:

NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION INC DOWNEY CALIF

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Report Date:

1964-07-31

Pagination or Media Count:

252.0

Abstract:

Theoretical and experimental research on nuclear versus solar power is presented relative to the extraction of water from predicted lunar surface materials. Various problem areas are outlined that cover reactor and solar heat sources, techniques involved in the analysis of materials to be used with these heat sources, and the engineering and logistics aspects of using these energy sources. Welded tuff and altered volcanics are thought to be the best material for obtaining water in lunar basing operations. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE