Everyone Is Going Back To The Moon. But Mars? Not So Much.

Lockheed Martin Reveals New Human Lunar Lander Concept, Lockheed Martin

"Today, at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Bremen, Germany, Lockheed Martin experts revealed the company's crewed lunar lander concept and showed how the reusable lander aligns with NASA's lunar Gateway and future Mars missions."

"Let's go to the Moon" is key focus at IAC 2018, Blue Origin

"Moving heavy industry from Earth into space is at the core of Blue Origin's mission. The future will be better for our children - and our children's children - if we use space to benefit life on Earth and enable millions of people to live and work in space. The next logical step in this path is a return to the Moon. To do this we need reusable access to the lunar surface and its resources. We're in the conceptual design phase of a large lunar lander that will provide that access called Blue Moon."

Russia and China Want to Build a Base on the Moon Together, Newsweek

"Dmitry Rogozin, director general of Russia's Roscosmos State Space Corp. and the former deputy defense minister, said that the Russian and Chinese space programs were considering working jointly to establish a lunar station. As Russia prepares to meet its 2021 deadline for the country's first unmanned lunar mission, a growing relationship with China has presented new opportunities as Moscow's ties to the U.S. continue to worsen."

Agreement with Israel Space Agency for Commercial Lunar Cooperation, NASA

"NASA has signed an agreement with the Israel Space Agency (ISA) to cooperatively utilize the Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL's commercial lunar mission, expected to land on the Moon in 2019."

Moon Express Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Canadian Space Agency

"Under the agreement, the CSA and Moon Express will explore the possibilities of using Moon Express lunar orbiter and lander systems for potential CSA payloads and will promote possibilities for collaboration between Moon Express and the Canadian space industry and academia."

NASA Administrator Highlights 'Moon to Mars' Events Across Agency Oct. 24, NASA

"During these events, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will speak at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at noon EDT, spotlighting NASA's new Moon to Mars approach for human space exploration. He'll discuss the agency's plans to lead a sustainable return to the Moon, which includes the integration of U.S. companies and international partners, with the aim to use the Moon as a proving ground for the ultimate goal - sending astronauts to Mars."

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