Already known for effective yet frugal innovations, the Indian Space Research Organisation is known to now be experimenting with potential structures for lunar habitation.
This was confirmed by the central government in a reply to the lower house of the Parliament.
In a written response to a question in the Lok Sabha, Jitendra Singh, who is minister of state in the Prime Minister’s Office, informed that the ISRO, with the assistance of the various other academic institutions is carrying out experiments to finalize structures meant for lunar habitation.
It need be mentioned that there had been media reports that ISRO is working to igloo like structures. An ingloo is a shelter for people to stay warm and dry made from blocks of snow placed on top of each other.
ISRO had first launched its Moon mission Chandrayaan-1 in 2008. In its second mission – the Chandrayaan-2 – a rover will be made to land on the moon’s yet-unexplored south pole. >