A weekend on the Moon

Since professor Johann-Dietrich Woerner has been in his new job as Director General of the European Space Agency (Esa) a Moonbase is getting closer to reality. When he first started the job he told the BBC “We should look to the future beyond the International Space Station,..We should look for a smaller spacecraft in low-Earth orbit for microgravity research and I propose a Moon village on the far side of the Moon. This Moon village should mean partners from all over the world contributing to this community with robotic and astronaut missions and support communication satellites.” Less than...