Our moon is the hottest property in the solar system right now

A rover on the surface by 2019, a reusable lander and a permanent orbiting “gateway”

The space race is heating up again in ways we haven’t seen since the end of the Cold War. We haven’t been to the moon since 1972 but a number of private companies and national agencies have begun looking to our nearest celestial neighbor with renewed interest, not only as a site of scientific study but also as a fuel resource and potential staging area for trips further out into the solar system.

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