‘It has almost been half a century since the last astronaut stepped off the lunar surface and left behind our nearest celestial neighbor void of further human presence. Disappointed by the barren world of Moon, man found interest in other planets, including Mars, in the hope of finding tiniest signatures of life.
What was once considered to be “one giant leap for mankind” in space exploration in the heydays of Space Race of the Cold War era soon lost its appeal given the excitement of the significant discoveries that followed. However, it seems that our next door desolate space rock has again gained an appeal not for life discovery but for a permanent base.
Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA), Jan Wörner, recently pictured this bold vision in an interview with the Euronews, calling the Moon Village, an igloo-like dwelling, not just a mere fantasy, but a possible project to be realized in years to come.’