Thursday, April 15, 2010

China in No Rush to Go to the Moon

Space Politics reports a Chinese speaker at the National Space Symposium suggests that his nation won't be going to the Moon any time soon.

Not once during his presentation did he make any discussion of human mission to the Moon; his long-term plans stopped with the completion of their three-person space station in the early 2020s. That doesn’t mean that they’re not interested in doing so at some later date, but the fact that a leading official did not mention it at all in a major speech suggests that they’re in no rush go there, contrary to some claims in the US.

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