Moon Base Two Inflatable Lunar Habitat

Moon Base Two is an inflatable lunar habitat with enough space for up to four astronauts. The pictures seen below are design concepts by architects Arturo Vittori and Andreas Vogler (Italian and Swiss, respectively).


(Moon Base Two)

Their company, Architecture and Vision, is specialized in the AeroSpace industry, based in Rome, Toulouse and Munich.

Although I know that there are people who prefer their science fiction to be visible (like these concept drawings), I like old-style verbiage. Especially when I can read it a half-century earlier.

Like the Igloo inflatable moon habitat from Arthur C. Clarke's 1961 novel A Fall of Moondust.

This was one of the latest models - a Goodyear Mark XX - and it could sustain six men for an indefinite period, as long as they were supplied with power, water, food and oxygen. The igloo could provide everything else - even entertainment, for it had a built-in microlibrary of books, music and video... In space, boredom could be a killer...
(Read more about Clarke's inflatable lunar habitat)

Via io9 and Architecture and Vision.

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