An artist's depiction of a lunar base, sometimes called a moon village. A moon village would provide a great initial market for lunar miners. Credit: Wikicommons
MX-1E Moon Express
China’s robotic circumlunar test flight in 2014 snapped this image of the moon with Earth in the distance. Credit: Chinese Academy of Sciences
India's GSLV Mark 2 rocket on Sept. 8 launched the INSAT-3DR advanced weather satellite into its planned geostationary transfer orbit. Credit: ISRO
astrobotic peregrine lander
Astronaut Harrison Schmitt collects lunar rake samples during the Apollo 17 mission. Credit: NASA
Meyerson Blue Moon
Robert Walker, the former U.S. congressman and Trump space adviser, had the unenviable task of bringing order to a panel discussion involving the leaders of 15 of the world’s space agencies. Credit: Tom Kimmell
SpaceX announced plans to send two people on a commercial mission around the moon as soon as 2018, aboard a version of its Dragon 2 spacecraft. Credit: SpaceX
China’s Yutu rover was delivered to the lunar surface during the Chang’e-3 mission. Credit: CNSA
lockheed martin cislunar outpost
Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos poses in front of his rocket. Credit: Blue Origin
SLS versus Falcon Heavy

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