If you want a realistic view on how living a quarter million miles from here would be for humans a few decades from now, check out this advance on National Geographic's new documentary. It will even show the Orion simulator:

Yes, it reminds me of Disneyland Epcot's Future Land exhibits, except that this time it seems that we are really close to get there. And yes, a quarter million miles is a big commute from Earth, but hey, I hear that some people come to work in NYC from New Jersey. It can't be much worse than that. [National Geographic]