"Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today -- but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all."
This is a very early reference to the idea of an inflatable structure on the moon.
Arthur C. Clarke gave a more technical description of the idea of an inflatable lunar habitat in his 1961 story A Fall of Moondust.
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