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02/02/2012 01:12 pm ET

Gingrich Moon Colony Plan Joins Three Decades Of NASA Lunar Base Concepts

When Newt Gingrich promised voters a permanent base on the moon if they elected him, the media went nuts. Parodies abounded.

But now that it turns out his ideas might not be so far out after all, we can imagine what the base might look like based on the last 3 decades of NASA's lunar colony concept art.

Keep clicking for 34 slides of moon base concepts and other images from the future of lunar exploration.

All images and captions courtesy of NASA.

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