The Moon’s icy craters are a hot topic in spaceflight circles again. With a new administration in the White House, and new space leadership in Europe, the idea of restarting exploration of Earth’s natural satellite in a big way is back on the table. Jan Woerner, the director general of the European Space Agency, has been propounding and evolving a concept he calls “lunar village,” for humans and robots of all nationalities, since he took over in 2015. China is ...

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