Extend human presence to the Moon to enable eventual settlement.› View This Video
Pursue scientific activities that address fundamental questions about the history of Earth, the solar system and the universe - and about our place in them.› View This Video
Test technologies, systems, flight operations and exploration techniques to reduce the risks and increase the productivity of future missions to Mars and beyond.› View This Video
Provide a challenging, shared and peaceful activity that unites nations in pursuit of common objectives.› View This Video
Expand Earth's economic sphere, and conduct lunar activities with benefits to life on the home planet.› View This Video
Use a vibrant space exploration program to engage the public, encourage students and help develop the high-tech workforce that will be required to address the challenges of tomorrow.› View This Video
12.04.06 - What we hope to accomplish through lunar exploration.
12.04.06 - NASA initiated and coordinated an international effort to to develop the themes and objectives.
The Global Exploration Strategy addresses two overarching issues: why we are returning to the moon, and what we are planning to do when we get there.
12.01.06 - Top leaders from industry, academia, NASA and other agencies meet to focus on implementing the Vision for Space Exploration.