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SOM Designs Inflatable Moon Village To Be First-Ever Lunar Habitat

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Source: Dezeen

Architect firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has unveiled a proposal for a permanent community on the moon, comprising inflating pods that balloon up to accommodate more inhabitants as the population grows.

SOM teamed up with the European Space Agency (ESA) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to design Moon Village as "the first permanent human settlement on the lunar surface".

"The project presents a completely new challenge for the field of architectural design," said SOM design partner Colin Koop in a project statement.

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