STEPS TOA RETURN
NASA is returning to the moon beginning with robotic missions, as well as a Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway for astronauts in space beyond the Moon. NASA directors are expected to make a detailed announcement in late October about the time and scale of the next mission.
Currently, NASA is building a spacecraft designed to carry four astronauts to and from the moon and support up to six crew members on future missions to Mars. The ship could be used multiple times.
The new crew vehicle will be shaped like an Apollo capsule, and while Apollo was limited to landings along the moon's equator, the new ship carries enough propellant to land anywhere on the moon's surface.