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Gateway is an Infrastructure

March 7th, 2019

Expanding humanity’s reach into deep space and capitalizing on the opportunities offered by the moon and Mars requires development of an infrastructure beyond Earth orbit that can accommodate astronauts, science, and act as a hub for commercial vehicles. The Gateway is that infrastructure. An effective Gateway built on sound engineering and operational principles established for […]

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Gateway is Good for Landers

November 3rd, 2018

  Here’s a little-known fact: Gateway can help us get maximum use out of the landers we are sending to the Moon. NASA expects to award contracts for small commercial landers in December, and these landers are expected to launch to the Moon’s surface starting in 2019. Three years later we expect to have mid-sized […]

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Gateway Can Do It

October 30th, 2018

Gateway Can Do It Gateway provides a number of infrastructure capabilities that will be extremely helpful as NASA partners with industry and international partners to continue to expand into the frontier of deep space. ⯈ CubeSat deployment: Cislunar space operations will be supported by CubeSats and other small satellites, which Gateway conveniently will be able […]

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Science Enabled by Gateway

September 3rd, 2018

  Gateway will be a space science laboratory that is both similar and different from the International Space Station. Like the station, it can accommodate exterior research as well as interior experiments. Unlike the station, it orbits the moon where the environment is much harsher than low Earth orbit, and crew won’t be on-site all […]

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Why a Gateway?

August 26th, 2018

  As NASA’s Gateway keeps popping up in the news, it is worthwhile to explain what Gateway is and how it fits into the overarching plan for deep space exploration. Gateway is a moon-orbiting space station that will serve as a staging point for missions to the lunar surface, for scientific collaboration, for commercial exploration, […]

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Book Review: The Complete Space Buff’s Bucket List

January 27th, 2016

By Leonard David Book Review: The Complete Space Buff’s Bucket List, by Loretta Hall; Rio Grande Books; 2016; Cost: $15.95. Maybe it’s my old age setting in. But a new book just showed up in my mail box that is so timely. Loretta Hall has authored The Complete Space Buff’s Bucket List – 100 Space […]

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