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situated between the earth and the moon

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If we could conduct a yearlong crewed mission on this Deep Space Transport in cislunar space, we believe we will know enough that we could then send this thing, crewed, on a 1,000-day mission to the Mars system and back," said Gregory Williams, Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Plans, at NASA said at the Humans to Mars mission.
In Stage Two, we'll turn cislunar space into an industrial park where we begin generating value from extraterrestrial resources.
This region is referred to as CisLunar Space and is considered by many planetary scientists to be the gateway to the rest of the solar system.
The project, if successful, would be the first ever human journey into cislunar space, and poses some significant technological challenges, such as protecting the craft from cosmic radiation and solar flares.
A cow catapulted into cislunar space is a powerful image from early childhood.
The depot is not a replacement for the Deep Space Gateway, which is the crew-tended cislunar space station, proposed by NASA and Roscosmos, that will be deployed by 2020.
The feasibility is enabled by three key developments: the ability to discover and characterise an adequate number of sufficiently small near-Earth asteroids for capture and return; the ability to implement sufficiently powerful solar electric propulsion systems to enable transportation of the captured asteroid; and the proposed human presence in cislunar space in the 2020s enabling exploration and exploitation of the returned asteroid," the report detailed.
While the deep space gateway is still in concept formulation, NASA is pleased to see growing international interest in moving into cislunar space as the next step for advancing human space exploration," Robert Lightfoot, the acting administrator at NASA headquarters, said in the space agency's announcement.
The Space Launch System is NASAs new heavy-lift launch vehicle that is being built to take crew and cargo to destinations beyond earth orbit, including to cislunar space and eventually Mars.
His focus is on cislunar space development first, then Mars when the cislunar infrastructure is in place, at least to some degree.
NASAs Space Launch System, which Boeing is helping develop, would deliver the habitat to cislunar space near the Moon.
These studies fall under NASAs Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP) program, a public-private partnership model that seeks commercial development of deep-space exploration capabilities to support more extensive human space flight missions in the proving ground of cislunar space, the region from Earth orbit that extends beyond the moon.