While there are ongoing discussions and plans for future lunar missions and the establishment of a sustained human presence on the Moon, as of this writing, there are no permanent living quarters on the Moon at present.
Several space agencies, including NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and private companies, have proposed concepts and conducted research related to lunar habitats and infrastructure. NASA’s Artemis program aims to return humans to the Moon by 2024 and establish a sustainable presence, with plans for the Lunar Gateway, a small space station in lunar orbit, and lunar surface habitats.
There have been studies and prototypes exploring various approaches to lunar habitats, such as inflatable structures, 3D-printed habitats using lunar regolith, or underground installations for radiation protection. These concepts aim to provide shelter, life support systems, and protection from the harsh lunar environment, including extreme temperatures, radiation, and micrometeoroids.
The development and construction of functional living quarters on the Moon involve significant engineering, logistical, and scientific challenges. Factors such as the availability of resources, power supply, life support systems, and long-term sustainability are critical considerations.
As space exploration and technology continue to advance, the prospects for building living quarters on the Moon or other celestial bodies become more feasible. However, the timeline and specifics of such endeavors will depend on the progress of space agencies, private initiatives, and international collaborations in the coming years and decades.