from The Belfast Telegraph

‘Moon village’ plans winning worldwide support

Futuristic plans for a “moon village” proposed by the European Space Agency (Esa) are winning support from around the world.

The idea is to set up a permanent human outpost on the moon that will be a base for science, business, mining and even tourism.

Esa director general Jan Woerner said the moon village was discussed by member state ministers meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland to decide space funding.

At a press conference after the two-day meeting he said: “We are now having a list of actors worldwide who would like to participate in this moon village concept.

“There are ideas of companies – not only ideas, projects of companies – to go to the moon, and they want to be part of this community.

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