This is What the First Moon Base Could Really Look Like Using 3D Printing

 - Feb 6, 2013
References: gizmodo & geekologie
If the first moon base is this cool, then sign me up to buy two of them. I mean, what could make for a cooler summer home than having your very own moon base?

Ok, that's getting a little ahead of ourselves, but it's exciting to think of the possibilities when you see these 3D-rendered moon base mockups made by the European Space Agency (ESA) and architectural firm Foster + Partners. While these are just concept images, both agencies claim that they already have the technology in place to build these moon bases using 3D printing robots that will combine moon dust and magnesium oxide to create a form of sprayable liquid concrete.

Foster + Partners already has a lot of experience with building habitation in the least hospitable places on Earth using sustainable building materials; so it makes sense that the company would know what it was talking about when it comes to building a moon base.