Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

European Space Agency unveils ‘lunar village’ plans as stepping stone to Mars

The European Space Agency unveiled plans on Friday to build a “lunar village” by 2030 as a stepping stone to Mars.

The moon village project was presented as an eventual successor to the International Space Station, which is due to keep operating until 2024 and where British astronaut Tim Peake became the first Briton to conduct a space walk on Friday.

ESA chief Jan Woerner said the lunar “village” would be a series of structures made by robots and 3D printers that use moon dust as building material.

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