The famous American architectural firm SOM, together with astronomers has developed a draft of the first settlement, which may appear on the surface of the moon.
The project was developed in collaboration with the European space Agency (ESA) and Massachusetts Institute of technology, writes Dezeen.
Moon Village (literally in English – “Moon village”) should become the first permanent human settlement on the moon’s surface.
How will look the first settlement on the surface of the moon
Architects from SOM say that this project was a completely new challenge for the field of architectural design.
The project aims to solve a number of problems related to life on Earth. Among the key objectives – sustainability, self-sufficiency and the use of existing resources of the moon.
The project of the first settlement on the moon’s surface
The lunar settlement must be able to support human life in another uninhabitable place. We must consider the problems that nobody could think of on Earth, such as radiation protection, the difference in pressure and how to ensure that local residents receive the breathing air,
– said the representative of the team of architects Colin Koop.
According to the project, the first settlement on the moon will be placed on the edge of Shackleton crater near the moon’s South pole, where there is daylight for the entire lunar year.
It is solar light will be used for producing energy, conducting experiments and obtaining resources, including food.
Home month to month settlement will have 3-4 floors and are equipped with working places, residential premises and systems of environmental control and life support systems.
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