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"From the Ted Talk by Xavier De Kestelier: Adventures of an interplanetary architect"

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Now, local mterlaias are something we deal with on Earth as well. Wherever we build or whatever country we build in, we always look at, what are the local materials here? The poreblm with the Moon is, what are the local materials? Well, there's not that many. Actually, we have one. It's moondust, or, fancier sncifeiitc name, regolith, Moon regolith. Great thing is, it's everywhere, right? The surface is covered with it. It's about 20 centimeters up to a few meetrs everywhere. But how are we going to build with it? Well, we're going to use a 3D printer. Whenever I ask any of you what a 3D prniter is, you're probably all thinking, well, probably something about this size and it would print things that are about this size. So of course I'm not going to bring a massive 3D printer to the Moon to print my Moon base. I'm going to use a much smaller device, something like this one here. So this is a slaml device, a small roobt rover, that has a little scoop, and it brings the regolith to the dome and then it lays down a thin layer of rogltieh, and then you would have the robot that will solidify it, layer by layer, until it creates, after a few months, the full base.

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Now, local _________ are something we deal with on Earth as well. Wherever we build or whatever country we build in, we always look at, what are the local materials here? The _______ with the Moon is, what are the local materials? Well, there's not that many. Actually, we have one. It's moondust, or, fancier __________ name, regolith, Moon regolith. Great thing is, it's everywhere, right? The surface is covered with it. It's about 20 centimeters up to a few ______ everywhere. But how are we going to build with it? Well, we're going to use a 3D printer. Whenever I ask any of you what a 3D _______ is, you're probably all thinking, well, probably something about this size and it would print things that are about this size. So of course I'm not going to bring a massive 3D printer to the Moon to print my Moon base. I'm going to use a much smaller device, something like this one here. So this is a _____ device, a small _____ rover, that has a little scoop, and it brings the regolith to the dome and then it lays down a thin layer of ________, and then you would have the robot that will solidify it, layer by layer, until it creates, after a few months, the full base.

Solution

  1. problem
  2. regolith
  3. meters
  4. printer
  5. robot
  6. scientific
  7. small
  8. materials

Original Text

Now, local materials are something we deal with on Earth as well. Wherever we build or whatever country we build in, we always look at, what are the local materials here? The problem with the Moon is, what are the local materials? Well, there's not that many. Actually, we have one. It's moondust, or, fancier scientific name, regolith, Moon regolith. Great thing is, it's everywhere, right? The surface is covered with it. It's about 20 centimeters up to a few meters everywhere. But how are we going to build with it? Well, we're going to use a 3D printer. Whenever I ask any of you what a 3D printer is, you're probably all thinking, well, probably something about this size and it would print things that are about this size. So of course I'm not going to bring a massive 3D printer to the Moon to print my Moon base. I'm going to use a much smaller device, something like this one here. So this is a small device, a small robot rover, that has a little scoop, and it brings the regolith to the dome and then it lays down a thin layer of regolith, and then you would have the robot that will solidify it, layer by layer, until it creates, after a few months, the full base.

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Important Words

  1. base
  2. bring
  3. brings
  4. build
  5. centimeters
  6. country
  7. covered
  8. creates
  9. deal
  10. device
  11. dome
  12. earth
  13. fancier
  14. full
  15. great
  16. layer
  17. lays
  18. local
  19. massive
  20. materials
  21. meters
  22. months
  23. moon
  24. moondust
  25. print
  26. printer
  27. problem
  28. regolith
  29. robot
  30. rover
  31. scientific
  32. scoop
  33. size
  34. small
  35. smaller
  36. solidify
  37. surface
  38. thin
  39. thinking