Fifty years after NASA’s 1969-72 sprints to the Moon, the U.S. is preparing for deep-space human travel for the long haul, parlaying the international and commercial partnerships forged in the post-Apollo space shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) programs into an exploration blueprint that includes a lunar surface sortie as early as 2024, full-time global lunar access for crewed and robotic missions, followed by future expeditions to Mars. The Trump administration has ...

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