Purdue University is leading an effort that will provide national leadership in the development of cislunar capabilities and advance the space-based economy through collaboration with industry, academia and government agencies. The Cislunar Initiative aims to take a leadership role in expanding access to cislunar space, supplying the building blocks for infrastructure, identifying and utilizing space resources, advancing the development of space policy and providing critical educational opportunities. The Zucrow Labs research facilities occupy a 24-acre site adjacent to the Purdue University Airport. The Laboratory's research capability encompasses many disciplines: aerodynamics of turbo machinery, aeroacoustics, combustion, measurement and control, computational fluid mechanics, particle flow heat transfer, and atomization processes. Founded by Maurice J. Zucrow in 1948, Zucrow Labs is the largest academic propulsion lab in the world.