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Texas A&M Chemist Sarbajit Banerjee Leads Collaborative NASA-Funded Project for Extraterrestrial Construction

Feb 26, 2021
"Five of the six Apollo landings had issues with dust blocking the astronauts' view of the surface, forcing them to guess at the final landing location and sometimes landing on slopes dangerously close to the maximum tolerance — one time, precariously close to a major crater. If NASA and its commercial partners are to mount a sustained presence on the Moon and Mars and land on outer solar system bodies, we need to find a way to tame surface materials for landing and mobility."
Dr. Sarbajit Banerjee, Texas A&M chemist and NASA NIAC Fellow