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Jul 15, 2022

U.S. Government’s Office of Science and Technology Issues Call for Cislunar Strategies

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White House asks the public for ideas on what to do when we return to the Moon and cislunar space.


The U.S. has plans to return to the moon by the middle of this decade through NASA’s Artemis Program. But going back to the lunar surface and cislunar space isn’t just about putting boots on the ground. That’s why the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on behalf of the Cislunar Science and Technology Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council has issued a request for ideas (RFI) with a deadline of Wednesday, July 20, 2022, for interested parties to make submissions.

The U.S. government has defined cislunar space as the entire region beyond Earth’s geostationary orbit subject to the gravity of both our planet and the Moon. The RFI covers both orbiting and lunar surface activities.

The government is seeking help in creating research priorities, technical standards and the development of a sustainable presence for human activity in cislunar space.

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