Global effort building a supply chain to the moon

Systems engineers create logistics plan to stock orbiting lunar platform

By Keith Albertson

It’s been nearly a half-century since humans set foot on the moon. The last of the 12 U.S. astronauts to tread the lunar dust was Apollo 17 commander Eugene Cernan on Dec. 14, 1972. Since then, NASA’s efforts have been focused on crewed missions to the International Space Station in Earth orbit and robotic probes to Mars and beyond.

But that is about to change.

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