Establishment of a permanent space station near the moon is described by many science fiction scenarios, now this idea is likely to become a reality . According to U.S. media reported on February 14 , the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced they are considering the establishment of a permanent space station on the side of the moon orbit , as the outpost in deep space exploration .
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NASA scientists suggested that the space station will be built in the earth-moon fixed point -2 (EML -2 ) near here is the Earth and Moon’s gravity as a
At present, the human deep space exploration from Earth detectors, while the Rockets to get rid of gravity need to consume large amounts of fuel, if we can base set up in space , it will greatly reduce the cost of deep space exploration .
NASA hopes the outpost in this preparation can play the role of a transit station , similar to the moon as the Earth out to explore the asteroid belt , Mars and more distant goal the door . As to establish a base there to save costs , NASA’s base upon completion, will greatly promote the development of manned spacecraft and space science research .
NASA still demonstrate the feasibility of the project , once finalized , the design of heavy NASA plans first advancing space -launch rocket system (SLS) and