NASA’s Ambitious Project: Constructing Houses on the Moon:
The U.S. space agency NASA has awarded a $60 million contract to ICON, an Austin-based construction company, to build houses on the moon by 2024.
The project involves using 3D printing technology to construct lunar dwellings using materials found on the moon. NASA is collaborating with various institutions and private companies to provide additional components like doors and furniture.
This initiative is part of a broader plan that envisions astronauts eventually setting foot on Mars and constructing homes on the Red Planet. While details, including costs for civilians to stay on the moon, are still in early stages, the project marks a significant step in lunar exploration and habitation.