A little town on the moon

Take a look at this news blurb: US space agency NASA has said it plans to start work on a permanently-occupied base on the Moon after astronauts begin flying back there in 2020. The base is likely to be built on one of the Moon’s poles and will serve as a science centre and possible stepping stone for manned missions to Mars.

The article is from the BBC and there’s more discussion at Metafilter. Maybe the moon dwellers will run into Wallace and Gromit if they decide to vacation there again.