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1976 NASA Summer Study Space Based ManufacturingSpace-Based Manufacturing from Nonterrestrial Materials: Abstracts from the 1976 Summer Study at NASA Ames Research Center.


Extraterrestrial Processing and Manufacturing of Large Space Systems volume 3Extraterrestrial Processing and Manufacturing of Large Space Systems. MIT Space Systems Laboratory, NASA Contractor Report CR-161293, September 1979, 840 pages.


Lunar Resource Utilization ConvairLunar Resources Utilization for Space Construction. Study conducted for NASA by General Dynamics Convair Division in 1979 concluded that lunar resources could supply 90% of the material for power satellite production and become cost effective if more than 30 satellites are produced. A nice summary of this study appears in Toward Distant Suns, Chapter 8.

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