Cumbria (UK)

Living on the Moon, Living off the Moon

Living on the Moon, Living off the Moon
  • Date From 7th February 2024
  • Date To 7th February 2024
  • Price Free of charge, open to all
  • Location Forum, 28 Duke St, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1HH


As space exploration advances, the ability to utilise local resources becomes increasingly important. Transporting materials from Earth to the Moon is incredibly expensive, making it crucial for future lunar inhabitants to rely on locally sourced materials rather than on resupply missions from Earth. Fortunately, the Moon offers a wide range of resources, however determining how best to extract and use them presents a unique challenge. In this talk, we will explore potential solutions for utilising lunar resources in the near future.


Joseph Rasera, Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Space and Terrestrial Resources Group of The Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London

Joshua N Rasera is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the field of dry mineral processing in the Space and Terrestrial Resources Group at Imperial College London. He completed both a Bachelor and Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Waterloo and a Master of Science in Space Studies from the International Space University. Joshua also worked as the Lunar Mineral Processing Engineer for a private lunar exploration company in Luxembourg.

The material presented at this event has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenter's own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Cumbria Members Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


19:30–21:00 GMT

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