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Under Trump administration, returning to the Moon regains interest

There is interest by way of partnerships with the private sector

A Nasa image of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket; since the space shuttle programme ended in 2011, Nasa has partnered private industry, including SpaceX, to resupply the International Space Station.


DISMISSED by former US president Barack Obama as a place explorers had already seen, the Moon has once again gained interest as a potential destination under Donald Trump's presidency.

Private sector companies in particular are energised by the prospect of future space

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