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For Living On The Moon, ISRO Experimenting With Igloo-Like Shelters
ISRO is researching on building structures on the Moon where astronauts can stay safely
- Vishabh Saini
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- March 22, 2018 03:48 IST
New Delhi : ISRO is researching on building structures on the Moon where astronauts can stay safely.
The structures on the Moon could be dome-shaped like an igloo to give maximum protection to inhabitants in the vacuum environment.
Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh told the Lok Sabha, "The ISRO, along with academic institutions, is doing experimentation on potential structures for lunar habitation."
The PMO looks after the Department of Space.
ISRO launched the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft to the Moon in 2008. It was India's first unmanned mission to the Moon. The Chandrayaan-1, which cost $79 million, was assigned a two-year mission but ISRO scientists had lost contact with the spacecraft.