The Russian and US space agencies have announced a deal to create a space station in orbit around the Moon. The new station will act as a base for astronauts exploring the Moon, Mars and beyond.
“While the deep space gateway is still in concept formulation, Nasa is pleased to see growing international interest in moving into cislunar space as the next step for advancing human space exploration,” said Robert Lightfoot, Nasa’s acting administrator. Statements such as this one signed with Roscosmos show the gateway concept as an enabler to the kind of exploration architecture that is affordable and sustainable.”
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