Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, Apollo 17 commander, is pictured inside the lunar module following the third session of extravehicular activity on the 20th century's last lunar landing mission. Credit: NASA
SpaceX Falcon 9 with Amos-6 payload. Credit: SpaceX
Robert Lightfoot, NASA associate adminstrator. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky
A Soyuz-U rocket carrying the Progress MS-04 spacecraft lifts off Dec. 1. A problem during the rocket's third stage burn caused the loss of the mission. Credit: NASA
An Atlas 5 rocket carrying the MUOS-5 satellite lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida June 24, 2016. Credit: ULA/Ben Cooper.
Google's Skybox Imaging is now Terra Bella. Credit: SpaceNews graphic
With near unanimity, the summit agreed to the following: “The long term goal of the human spaceflight and exploration program of the United States is to expand permanent human presence beyond low-Earth orbit and to do so in a way that will enable human settlement and a thriving space economy. This will be best achieved through public-private partnerships and international collaboration.”
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Falcon 9 launch
Jim Bridenstine
Progress MS-04
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EchoStar 21. Credit: SSL artist's concept
ULA headquarters

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