Like big hills with giant mirrors: this is what a space station on the moon could possibly look like. The European space agency Esa, based in Paris, published a corresponding picture of a study on Thursday.
The conception comes from the Austrian company Pneumocell and is not the first proposal for a lunar station that has been submitted to ESA. Ex-ESA boss Jan Wörner had advertised internationally with his vision of the so-called "Moon Village", a kind of common base on the moon. With the "Artemis" program of the US space agency Nasa, a kind of space station on the moon is now being targeted. In the distant future, it will also serve as a base for manned flights to Mars.