In his Feb. 3 SpaceNews opinion piece, Louis Friedman argues that the NASA authorization bill that recently cleared a House space subcommittee is best direction for America in space. The bill, H.R. 5666, would require the United States to abandon the moon after a flags and footprints lunar landing (while effectively preventing commercial firms from participating). We could not disagree more.
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How we shall go to the moon in a coordinated manner? We need to somehow federate already existing program and business plans. The answer could be the Moon Village, a common conception of the moon as a destination for multiple users and missions.