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July 18-24, 2016 / Vol 35, No 29 / Hawai`i Island, USA

15 Jul 2016, 19:45 UTC
July 18-24, 2016 / Vol 35, No 29 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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Reclaiming Human Presence on Moon; The Greatest Advance in USA / Human History

Human missions to the Moon for a sustainable, international and commercial presence on our closest celestial neighbor should be of high priority for the new 2017 USA administration. The technology and resources to achieve a permanently crewed lunar research station exist today. The justifications are valid, from science and education to innovation and economics, to the very survival of our civilization. Various experts have consistently projected that 2-4 astronauts could be on the Moon’s surface within 5-7 years for about US$10B. Spaceweek 2016 marks 47th observation of Apollo 11 and 1st Humans on Moon, as well as 40th observation of Viking 1 and 1st robotic landing on another planet. NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute at Ames Research Center in Moffett Field CA is hosting the 3rd International Conference on the Exploration of Phobos and Deimos July 18-19 and the 8th Lunar & Small Bodies Graduate Conference Jul 19 ahead of the Exploration Science Forum (ESF 2016) Jul 20-22. Another ESF-adjacent event is the Lunar Commercialization Workshop (Moon Village) at Rainbow Mansion in Cupertino Jul 19. WayPaver Foundation is launching their 2017 granting program to foster ...

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