Update April 2019
The Lunar Gateway
Hello second rabbit (see chapter about the marsbase).
Now NASA wants a spacecraft in a Lunar orbit. A new idea that is apparently not a good idea.
Only if they want to keep people away from the moon, or delay (again) all initiatives to send people directly to the moon,
the idea could be taken into account. By the way, the orbit would be very elliptical with a distance between 1500 km and
75000 km away from the moon surface.
Some have found many disadvantages for a spacecraft in orbit of the moon.
Why not simply build several moon bases and make a launch platform for rockets. Why not making a lunar rocket factory? It would be
doable if they had done in twenty years what they had promised in the sixties to do in ten years.
You will notice that we do not agree with everything written in the article we are referring to.
We believe lunar moon bases, lunar factories ... or in short: At least a partial Colonization
of the Moon should have been a fact by now, almost fifty (50!) years after the first manned moon landing.
If authorities had kept their promises, there would have been real moon cities today, There would be mining, there would be
factories -among them rocket factories- and so on.
But, as you know, they didn't kept their promises. (And that was not because of the lack of money, but because of ...
please take a alternative educated guess.)