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In {{a blog|a blog site} {post|message|article}|an article|a post} on Thursday, NASA {administrator|manager} Jim Bridenstine {said|stated|claimed} leveraging {commercial|industrial|business} {involvement|participation} {in {space|area|room}|precede} {projects|jobs|tasks}– {including|consisting of} Artemis– is {necessary|required|needed|essential} to “{establish|develop} {a {safe|risk-free|secure} {and|as well as|and also} {sustainable|lasting} |a {sustainable|lasting} {and|as well as|and also} {safe|risk-free|secure}} lunar {exploration|expedition} {architecture|design|style}.”

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