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Agencies participating in the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) are advancing a long-range international exploration strategy to expand human presence into the Solar System, which begins with the International Space Station, proceeds to the Moon, and leads to human missions to explore Mars.

A third edition of the Global Exploration Roadmap has been issued, following the first roadmap released in September 2011 and updated in August 2013.

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This new iteration includes updated agency plans and programs and aims to “facilitate stakeholder engagement within countries and across space agencies to realize human and robotic exploration of destinations where humans may one day live and work,” according to the ISECG.

Agency plans

This third edition of the Global Exploration Roadmap, first released in September 2011 and updated in August 2013, includes updated agency plans and programs and aims to facilitate stakeholder engagement within countries and across space agencies to realize human and robotic exploration of destinations where humans may one day live and work.

This new edition of the Global Exploration Roadmap reaffirms the interest of 14 space agencies to expand human presence into the Solar System, with the surface of Mars as a “common driving goal.”

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Coordinated effort

The report reflects a coordinated international effort to prepare for space exploration missions beginning with the International Space Station (ISS) and continuing to the lunar vicinity, the lunar surface, then on to Mars.

The expanded group of agencies within the ISECG spotlights the growing interest in space exploration and the importance of cooperation to realize individual and common goals and objectives.

To read this highly informative 2018 report, go to:

https://www.globalspaceexploration.org/wordpress/wp-content/isecg/GER_2018_small_mobile.pdf

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