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posted by martyb on Sunday March 03 2019, @09:31AM   Printer-friendly
from the Whatever-happened-to-the-six-million-dollar-*man*? dept.

Gateway Moon station: Canada joins Nasa space project

Canada will contribute US$1.4bn to a proposed Nasa space station that will orbit the Moon and act as a base to land astronauts on its surface.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the step would "push the boundaries of innovation".

The space station, called Gateway, is a key element in Nasa's plan to return to the Moon with humans in the 2020s.

As part of the 24-year commitment, Canada will build a next-generation robotic arm for the new lunar outpost.

"Canada is going to the Moon," Mr Trudeau told a news conference at Canadian Space Agency's headquarters near Montreal, according to AFP.

*Canada is going near the Moon.

Also at CBC and Popular Mechanics.

Previously: Russia Assembles Engineering Group for Lunar Activities and the Deep Space Gateway
China Will Focus on a Lunar Surface Station Rather than a Lunar Orbiting Station
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Could Launch Japanese and European Payloads to Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway
Head of Russian Space Agency Roscosmos Wavers on Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway
Is the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway the Right Way to the Moon?

Related: Future of U.S.-Russian Space Cooperation in Doubt
ESA Plans to Send Mining Equipment to the Moon

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 04 2019, @12:17AM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 04 2019, @12:17AM (#809618)

    Trudeau would happily pay $1.4 billion to send his former attorney-general to space. She fucked him real good!

  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Monday March 04 2019, @12:33AM (2 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday March 04 2019, @12:33AM (#809624) Journal

    That will work too. Can you get her pregnant in time for launch? Do the math, now - we want her at about 8 months at liftoff!

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 04 2019, @01:22AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 04 2019, @01:22AM (#809641)

      If you've seen her picture, you'll know the answer is no. She's half Indian, half buffalo.