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#1 2005-03-15 05:42:14

Palomar
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Re: Glass-Blowing on Mars

*Well...there is lots of sand there.  :laugh:

Just finished a report wherein a lady is taking glass-blowing classes.  That jump-started a little idea.  I don't recall us discussing the possibility of artisans on Mars blowing glass.

I've seen glass being blown, on a few television shows.  Looks interesting. 

?  Comments?

--Cindy


We all know those Venusians: Doing their hair in shock waves, smoking electrical coronas, wearing Van Allen belts and resting their tiny elbows on a Geiger counter...

--John Sladek (The New Apocrypha)

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#2 2005-03-15 07:27:09

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Re: Glass-Blowing on Mars

You are right about not talking about artisans but we have mentioned it before under a different group of topics.
Glass (edit bad link now)and even have side mentioned using glass in concrete to give a sort of roomy glow to the walls and of the star trekky alumina glass in another.

Having the ability to make glass and other items is a must if man is to go beyound landing, exploring and then leaving any destination that we have chosen to go to.

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#3 2005-03-19 11:38:54

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Re: Glass-Blowing on Mars

Ceramics are not just glass. Ceramics can include iron oxide pressed under great pressure into containers and tools.

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#4 2016-03-25 20:45:10

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Re: Glass-Blowing on Mars

I am searching for a very old topic on glass from mars which had quite a few posts....

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#5 2016-03-26 06:29:04

Tom Kalbfus
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Re: Glass-Blowing on Mars

Would a glass dome be feasible, or would that be not a good idea?

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#6 2016-03-26 13:49:05

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Re: Glass-Blowing on Mars

Maybe tempered glass, which spiderwebs when hit rather than shatter, but I'm not sure eve about that.


The Earth is the cradle of the mind, but one cannot live in a cradle forever. -Paraphrased from Tsiolkovsky

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#7 2016-03-26 18:06:15

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Re: Glass-Blowing on Mars

I am thinking more like the bottles required for all the Booze that we will want to make.....

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#8 2016-04-15 00:30:01

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Re: Glass-Blowing on Mars

How do you make glass on mars? Specifically, how do you make large quantities in volume that are designed to be modular in nature? Mastery of glass is a prerequisite for any kind of mars mission

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#9 2016-04-15 08:10:12

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Re: Glass-Blowing on Mars

We discussed glass a few times. Most recently in 3D Printers.
My argument was glass for windows requires a more traditional manufacturing technique, not 3D printing. But we discussed several glass making techniques.

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