Skip to comments.NASA Will Start Construction On Lunar Space Station In 2019
Posted on 04/20/2018 7:44:04 PM PDT by BenLurkin
On Thursday, April 19, a representative from NASA announced the space agency's plans during the Space Symposium conference. NASA is now in the process of selecting a contractor to build a spacecraft called the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway. The federal agency is likely to concentrate on making elements that would help power the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway next year.
NASA would be following up on building the habitual components of the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway with hopes that it would be able to launch to the moon around 2022. NASA officials also hope that the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway would be fully orbital by 2025.
Once the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway is completed, the gateway will transform into a go-between platform that will bridge the astronauts between the moon and deep space. A team of four astronauts will be allowed to inhabit the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway at a time.
NASA believes that the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway would enable astronauts to accomplish their missions within a 30-day period. Several tasks that the astronauts might tackle include exploring deep space and potential missions which could be either on the moon or within the astronomical object's vicinity.
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In before the Mars or bust crowd.
Why? There are no Muslims on the moon.
A twenty trillion dollar debt and surging, 100 trillion in unfunded liabilities, and this is important? Forgive my skepticism.
“Whitey’s On the Moon”.....again.
You remember that old Everett Dirkson line, "A billion here, a billion there …"
Time to update that quote for inflation.
They are coming. The US will have 2 manned systems tested by this time next year and potentially another 4 systems to choose from in about 5 years.
I’m glad they are doing it, but this should have been done around 1978...
Their only moving now because of SpaceX and the fact that the rest of the world it catching up.
“habitual components “ LOL!
Good plan though. A weapons platform to control the Moon.
Keeping fingers crossed. Should have been flying within 5 years of Atlantis wheel stop in July 2011.
Why settle for Mars when we can explore Uranus ?
To be named “Moonbase Alpha”?? https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072564/
Any space station built has to have hot babes in shiny silver miniskirts with purple hair!
NASSA is hot on whitey’s heels.
In 1975, I visited NASA in Houston and saw a lowly table in a corner where they had a plastic model of the Space Shuttle perched on the back of an airline jet.
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