July 20, 1989: “From the voyages of Columbus, to the Oregon Trail, to the journey to the moon itself, history proves that we have never lost by pressing the limits of our frontiers.”
U.S. President George H. W. Bush, announcing the Space Exploration Initiative. Credit: NASA
"By leveraging commercial launchers, orbiters, landers, and platforms, NASA will be able to explore and conduct science on the moon far more quickly and cost-effectively than if the agency was planning a more traditional exploration strategy," writes Moon Express CEO Bob Richards. Credit: Moon Express
Artist’s concept of the MX-1 robotic explorer Moon Express intends to send land on the lunar surface. (Credit: Moon Express)
SpaceIL lander
Astrobotic Peregrine
exploration roadmap
Credit: NASA
President Donald Trump, speaks before signing the Presidential Space Directive - 1, directing NASA to return to the moon, in the Roosevelt room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017.  (Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)
Lightfoot CSIS
NASA Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot, left, and Roscosmos Director Igor Komarov at the
World Space Congress in Australia on Sept. 25. (Credit: IAF via Flickr)
ispace lander
Trump SPD-1 signing
Trump NSC signing

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