The European Space Agency’s Not-So-Crazy Plan to 3D Print a Base on the Moon
Do you want to build a moon base?
Architectural firm Foster + Partners produced this video along with the European Space Agency showing how a lunar base could be constructed by 3D printing robots and an inflatable dome. 3D printing the base out of lunar dust would cut down the cost significantly by removing the need to launch a heavy housing structure from Earth and put a Moon base within reach.
- They’re getting ready for Philae to land on the surface of a comet
- And they have a plan to deflect asteroids away from Earth
- Meanwhile, India became the first country to put a spacecraft in Mars orbit on the first try
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