Model of China's unnamed new launch vehicle on display in Zhuhai in November. Credit: CASC
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Roscosmos chief Igor Komarov said in March that Russia would separate its ISS modules in 2024 to form the basis of a new Russian national space station. The next month, however, he said Russia is open to staying until 2028. Credit: Energia/Tom Kimmel For SpaceNews
China’s robotic circumlunar test flight in 2014 snapped this image of the moon with Earth in the distance. Credit: Chinese Academy of Sciences
SpaceShipTwo test flight. Credit: Virgin Galactic
Boeing is developing a simple, low cost habitat that NASA says is affordable early on, allowing various technologies to be tested over time, and that is capable of evolving into a long-duration crew support system for cislunar and Mars exploration.
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Artemis Westenberg of Explore Mars, Inc., speaks during the First Landing Site/Exploration Zone Workshop for Human Missions to the Surface of Mars held at the Lunar and Planetary Institute Oct. 29 in Houston. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
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Orion. Credit: Lockheed Martin artist's concept.

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