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ESA Engineers Assess Moon Village Habitat

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Renowned architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, originator of many of the world's tallest skyscrapers, has been working on an even more challenging design: a habitat for a future Moon Village. Their proposal has undergone rigorous examination by ESA experts at the Agency's mission-evaluating Concurrent Design Facility.

This review process flagged various issues but found no show-stoppers — which mean something resembling the company's innovative, four-person semi-inflatable structure might well end up on the lunar surface in years to come.

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