Friday April 20, 2018

NASA About to Begin Lunar Space Station Project

NASA's lunar "Gateway" project begins early next year (Warning auto play video) when they will award a contract to build power and propulsion elements for the orbital platform. This platform will orbit the moon and will be one of the first steps to putting man on the moon in permanent bases. The components will begin launching towards the moon in 2022 and the platform should be complete and orbiting by 2025. This is definitely one giant leap for mankind.

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The Gateway would also further NASA’s goal of another human landing on the moon and will help determine whether water near the surface could be used to manufacture propellant for deep-space missions. The moon’s gravity could also help a spacecraft reduce the blistering speeds used for six-month voyages back-and-forth to Mars, thus facilitating re-entry to Earth’s atmosphere.