The European Space Agency has released this image that shows one possible scenario for life on the moon.
According to a study conducted by both public and privately-funded organizations around the world, space agencies are looking at 3D-printing technology as a way of building a lunar premises without the need for transporting construction materials from the earth.
"Selected printing processes allow the available materials that will be recycled for various purposes," explains Antonella Sgambati with OHB System AG, Management Research ESA project.
"Another important advantage of the 3D-press – otherwise known as additive manufacturing – the breadth of design options it allows. The components and products of the printing process itself can be changed depending on their intended end use lunar bases. Decisions can be made on how best to link existing material equipment to print. "