NASA official: Astronauts to live and work on the moon by 2030

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“Astronauts are on course to be living and working on the moon before the end of the decade, according to a Nasa official. Howard Hu, the head of the US agency’s Orion lunar spacecraft programme, said humans could be active on the moon for ‘durations’ before 2030, with habitats to live in and rovers to support their work. … The Artemis 3 mission, which may not launch until 2026, is expected to return humans to the surface of the moon for the first time since Apollo 17 in December 1972. … The Artemis programme, named after the twin sister of Apollo, also plans construction of the Lunar Gateway, a space station where astronauts will live and work as they orbit the moon.” (11/20/22)