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Built with international and commercial partners, Gateway will be humanity’s first space station around the Moon as a vital component of NASA’s deep space exploration plans to the Moon, Mars and beyond

Future Mission

lunar space station

A Deep Space Home

Humanity's next science platform

A New Era in Science


Lunar Powerhouse

Gateway is a vital component of the NASA-led Artemis missions to return to the Moon and chart a path for the first human missions to Mars. The small space station will be a multi-purpose outpost orbiting the Moon and providing essential support for lunar surface missions, a destination for science, and serving as a staging point for further deep space exploration. NASA is working with commercial and international partners to establish Gateway.

Mission Type

Lunar space station

International Partners



Expected 2025

polar ORBIT

Near-rectilinear halo orbit

NASA, United Arab Emirates Announce Artemis Lunar Gateway Airlock

Under a new implementing arrangement, the UAE will provide Gateway’s Crew and Science Airlock module, and a UAE astronaut to fly to the lunar space station on a future Artemis mission.

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NASA and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) have entered into an agreement for MBRSC to provide the Crew and Science Airlock module for the Gateway Space Station. As part of the agreement, NASA will fly a United Arab Emirates astronaut to Gateway on a future Artemis mission. Pictured is an artist’s concept of Gateway (left) and an artist’s concept of a government reference airlock (right).
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Gateway: A Deep Space Home, and So Much More

As future Artemis missions establish humanity’s long-term presence on and around the Moon, habitation elements on the Gateway space station…

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