NASA is soliciting industry proposals for what is expected to become the first piece of a new multipurpose spaceport circling in the vicinity of the Moon, an initiative known as the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway, but the real bridge for expanding the U.S. human presence in space is anchored some 200,000 mi. closer to home, aboard the International Space Station (ISS), which in November marks its 20th year in orbit.  More than half those years were spent building the 925,335-lb. ...


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