Back to the Moon
This session will address all aspects of the human return to the moon, the L1/L2 transportation nodes, the lunar base planning currently underway at NASA and ESA including on-orbit, cislunar and surface system architectural elements. The session will also address the recently proposed International Lunar Decade Declaration in support of an international campaign to return to the Moon. The session will examine our immediate next steps beyond earth orbit into cislunar space to pave the way for a human return to the moon and beyond. Cislunar space missions will play an important role in enabling and reducing risk for future lunar missions, Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs), Mars, and other deep space destinations. The session will also explore how recent advances in additive manufacturing might affect our return to the moon and development of surface systems.