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cislunar (sis-loo -ner) Of or in the region of space between the Earth and the Moon.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006
Of or pertaining to phenomena, projects, or activity in the space between the earth and moon, or between the earth and the moon's orbit.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In Stage Two, we'll turn cislunar space into an industrial park where we begin generating value from extraterrestrial resources.
Stage Three commences with the sustainable, permanent settlement of cislunar space and the initial expansion of human activity out to the rest of the solar system.
This region is referred to as CisLunar Space
and is considered by many planetary scientists to be the gateway to the rest of the solar system.
The project, if successful, would be the first ever human journey into cislunar space
, and poses some significant technological challenges, such as protecting the craft from cosmic radiation and solar flares.