The scientists have suggested that by 2040 hundred people will reside on the Moon. They will melt ice for water, 3D printing homes and tools, consuming plants grown in lunar soil and participating in low-gravity, “flying” sports.
Those who deride this idea as science fiction specialists such as Bernard Foing, ambassador of the European Space Agency-driven “Moon Village” scheme, said that the aim is perfectly equitable as well as workable. At a European Planetary Science Congress in Riga this week, Foing said that humanity could consider perpetual foothold on Earth’s satellite and then grow.
He compared it to the expansion of railways when villages developed around train stations pursued by businesses. By 2030 there could be a primary lunar colonization of six to ten trailblazers like scientists, technicians and engineers, which could expand to 100 by 2040.
He also reiterated that by 2050 there could be a thousand and then the families can join there too. Foing also said that after a few decades there could be likelihood to have children born on the Moon. ESA boss Jan Woerner has broached substituting the orbiting International Space Station with an indefinite lunar colony, an advanced idea that was prominent on agenda at this week’s adept meeting in the Latvian capital.
The ISS will be deactivated in 2024 the culmination of an era of unparalleled cooperation in space after the cold war contention between the Unites States and Soviet Union. Forty years following humankind set foot on Earth’s satellite as the outcome of the competitive conflict of one-upmanship, Woerner has propounded a village on the long deserted moon as the next chapter in space teamwork.