Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Permanent human settlements on the Moon are envisioned by scientists and enthusiasts of space exploration. The concept of the colonization of the Moon emerged before the first lunar expeditions and enjoyed a great popularity already before the space age because of the Moon's proximity to Earth. However, a recent discovery of water ice at Lunar poles has revived hopes to colonize the Moon. Learn more about intentions to built permanent human settlements on the Moon as well as advantages and disadvantages of this ambitious plan in this book.