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[i]...the agency will fund small- to medium-sized landers between now and 2023 (up to 1,000kg to the surface of the Moon), before finally beginning work on a human-rated lander in late 2023 or 2024. There is no projected date for actual human landings, which presumably would come much later in the decade. (Certainly these would not occur before 2024, the last year of a Trump presidency if he were to win a second term).
Moreover, this notional timeline for a lunar program start has little or no actual budget attached to it, and there are no details in this document about whether such a program would include robust international partnerships, or the extent to which private-partnerships would be utilized. In short, not much appears to have changed. NASA will continue to fund a "gateway" concept for a small outpost in orbit near the Moon in the mid-2020s, with landings somewhere, at some point in the distant future.[/i]
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