In order to make use of the rock and dust contained in asteroids, TransAstra has developed a new method of making shielding. Radiation shielding can be made of anything, as the general idea is to have enough atoms between humans and incoming radiation that the radiation gets absorbed in the shielding. By using auger technology to move around and compact the asteroid mining waste product, the needed density and volume can be achieved. TransAstra plans to produce radiation shielding for use by tourist destinations, space stations, and even permanent habitable structures in space. 

Radiation Shielding