The Next Manned Space Station Will Be Beyond the Moon
Now renting! Spacious 1 bed room in a quite location close to transportation to near by asteroids and to the planet Mars.
It would take many many years of school and training to get a spot on this space station. Sometimes I wish I went that route. Of course then I would miss my family terribly but how amazing would it be to live there for just a bit.
After forty years of venturing no farther than low Earth orbit, NASA may have decided to establish a manned outpost at a greater distance than humanity has ever traveled before. According to documents seen by the Orlando Sentinel, NASA has chosen a proposal to build a space station beyond the Moon that will act as a “gateway spacecraft” to explore the Moon, the asteroids and eventually as a staging post to launch a manned mission to Mars. – gizmag.com
We live in amazing times and with as fast as space exploration technology moves we are going to see some mind blowing events that will forever change how we see the universe we live in. And quite possibly life outside of our tiny little blue marble.
If you read anything today you should visit gizmag.com and read this:
NASA to build manned space station beyond the Moon?
The EML-2 station might be built from parts of the International Space Station (ISS) and include a Russian module and Italian components. NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), scheduled to fly in 2017, would be used to send the components to EML-2 in 2019, as well as the Orion spacecraft, which would ferry cargo and crew to the outpost.
Missions for the EML-2 station would include exploration of the asteroids, robotic trips to the Moon with the first sample returns by 2022, and a manned mission to Mars. The Sentinel quotes the documents as stating that placing a “spacecraft at the Earth-Moon Lagrange point beyond the moon as a test area for human access to deep space is the best near-term option to develop required flight experience and mitigate risk.”