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December 25, 2017 – January 7, 2018 / Vol 36, No 52 – Vol 37, No 1 / Hawai`i Island, USA

22 Dec 2017, 19:36 UTC
December 25, 2017 – January 7, 2018 / Vol 36, No 52 – Vol 37, No 1 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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Building a 21st Century Sustainable, International Human Moon Civilization

U.S. Space Policy Directive-1 is positioning NASA and commercial enterprises to focus on 3-7 year Human Return to Moon and Deep Space Gateway. ESA is advancing its Moon Village concept. India will attempt 1st ever Moon South Pole landing early 2018, while progressing indigenously-built GSLV Mk 3 capable of Human transport. China is the only country operating on Moon with Chang’e-3, and planning CE-4 lunar far side landing 2018, sample return and Human missions. Moon exploration developments in Japan SLIM mission and South Korea Naro-2 / Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter. Canadian Space Agency designing robotics to support Deep Space Gateway / future Lunar missions. A 21st Century truly global / interglobal, sustained Human presence on the Moon likely requires an inclusive IAF “3G” (geography, generation, gender) approach with international & commercial / independent collaboration, and putting the First Woman on the Moon – a step toward fulfilling Apollo 11 “In Peace For All”; in contrast to 20th Century, single nation led competition which so far resulted in nearly 50-year delay to develop lunar settlement, ISRU science and exploration. Celebrating the 60 Women in Space and looking to the future – Sally ...

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