Gateway Station Becomes A Reality

When the fictional Ellen Ripley was brought aboard Gateway Station for recovery, during ‘Aliens‘, it seemed like a generic concept which might, some day, become a reality.

Now it seems as if NASA’s planning to create the real thing.

Granted, it’s technically termed ‘Lunar Gateway’ and to be placed in our moon’s orbit, not Earth’s, but still… Lunar bases were all the talk of yesteryear’s space race and for good reason: They not only make an excellent stepping stone towards our ambitions for deep space, but offer a key advantage of low gravity, which should make engineering projects much easier.