ESA Director General Jan Woerner speaking at the International Astronautical Congress in Bremen, Germany, in October. Credit: IAF via Flickr
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An artist's depiction of a lunar base, sometimes called a moon village. A moon village would provide a great initial market for lunar miners. Credit: Wikicommons
“A Moon Village,”  ESA director-general Johann-Dietrich Woerner said in 2015 “shouldn’t just mean some houses, a church and a town hall.” It could be beacon of international and even commercial cooperation. Credit: ESA artist's concept of a lunar outpost