Lockheed Martin completes full-size cislunar habitat prototype

Space stations of one sort or another have been orbiting since the early 1970s, but to date, all of these have been confined to low-Earth orbit. However, the planned Gateway outpost is another matter entirely when it comes to design and operation. By comparison, if the International Space Station (ISS) is a pontoon houseboat moored in a safe harbor, Gateway will be a weather ship moored in the middle of the North Sea.

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