To meet U.S. President Donald Trump’s aggressive target of “boots on the Moon” by 2024, NASA is accelerating and revising plans for its proposed Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway and, using its commercial-space experience as a model, is looking to the private sector to help sustain a human presence on the lunar waystation. Assembly of NASA’s human-tended, lunar-orbiting Gateway is envisioned to begin in 2022 and will support both extended missions to the Moon as well as ...

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