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.
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," Robert Lightfoot, the acting administrator at NASA headquarters, said in the space agency's announcement.
His focus is on cislunar
space development first, then Mars when the cislunar
infrastructure is in place, at least to some degree.
During testimony this afternoon to the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Space, Frank Culbertson, President of the companys Space Systems Group, said, A lunar-orbit habitat will extend Americas leadership in space to the cislunar
NASA's JPL is the grand master of interplanetary communication, telemetry, and travel, and routinely cooperates with other space agencies to track and communicate with space probes that have left our immediate cislunar
NextSTEP is a public-private partnership model that seeks commercial development of deep space exploration capabilities to support more extensive human spaceflight missions in the proving ground of space around the moon, known as cislunar
space, and to enable transit to Mars.
Once fully developed, the technology will help reduce trip times and the cost of human spaceflight to cislunar
space and beyond to Mars.
-habitat-deep-space-2520874) Boeing Unveils Concept Images For Cislunar
Habitat, Deep Space Transport Vehicle
In recent months, the US space agency has strengthened the development of a habitation module that could be tested in cislunar
space (lying between the Earth and the Moon or the Moon's orbit) in 2020s.
It'll be sleeker, more compact and efficient and it will be in cislunar
orbit, meaning it will orbit the moon instead of (http://www.
Part of NASA's overall Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), this mission will use a number of important technologies to prepare for an early human exploration mission in deep space -- specifically, the area around the moon known as cislunar
phase of space exploration will take astronauts around the moon, but also serves as a test for international support.