Even before taking over as director general of the European Union Space Agency in July 2015, Johann-Dietrich Woerner began reframing discussions about lunar exploration with a concept he called Moon Village.  It would start small, nothing like the the U.S. Apollo program lunar surface sorties, which cost $264 billion in today’s dollars, plus another $24 billion for precursor robotic missions and the Gemini flight-test program.  Also unlike Apollo, Moon Village would be ...


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