Never before has space exploration attracted so much attention and so many resources across the whole spectrum of society, from astrophysicists to movie directors, from governments to private start-ups and from billionaire investors willing to bet on asteroid mining to college classrooms where students are building their own cubesats. Almost five decades after the first Moon landing, a whole new ecosystem is taking shape to enable not only a return to the Moon but also the establishment of a ...

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