- Oct 16, 2007
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A few of the concepts for dealing with lunar dust that I have read about.
1. Electrostatic/ionic removal. Basically an ion shower in the airlock to pick up the dust and deposit it on a charged grid
2. Magnetic brushes. A significant portion of regolith contains Iron, and can be picked up with a magnet. On concept I've seen is a brush with a magnetic strip on the back.
Use a airlock with a descontamination system could be ok but it´s better have the suits outside of the craft or base and enter using a small hatch on the back.
@SpaceNut, you will find those budgets where set whilst Bush was in power and they have been below ESAS targets since something like 2005. Also, this: http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=31580
Finally, I find no evidence that McCain would have funded Constellation any more than anyone else (at least it is not prominent).