NASA claims they can build a 3D-printed moon base that can support up to 10 astronauts for more than a year by 2022 using existing technologies. “When the cost of a short stay on the moon drops into the tens of millions of dollars per person, it starts to tap into the same market that has given us private spaceflight participants to the International Space Station,” said Chris McKay, an astrobiologist at NASA’s AMES Research Center in California. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“They suggest food and water could initially flown from Earth, but this would be expensive. Instead they say vertical farming methods, which farm tilapia fish in aquaponic systems could be used. The waste produced by them would then be used to provide nutrients for plants,” reports The Daily Mail.