Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Deep-Space Station to be Built Beyond Moon's Far Side?

NASA Mulls Deep-Space Station on Moon's Far Side

Date: 02 October 2012 Time: 07:00 AM ET
Orion Moon Farside
Artist's concept of astronauts in an Orion capsule helping direct robotic teleoperations on the moon's farside.
CREDIT: Lockheed Martin
There appears to be support within NASA to position astronauts at an Earth-moon libration point to bolster the space agency’s plans of pushing beyond low-Earth orbit with its Orion spacecraft design.

Anchoring hardware and a crew at the Earth-moon L2 "gateway" would offer many benefits, advocates say. One of them is building on multinational cooperation honed at the International Space Station (ISS).

Under review is use of Russian-supplied hardware at the L2 point, according to insiders contacted by SPACE.com. Surplus space shuttle gear and ISS-flight-ready spares are also in the mix.








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