New strategic challenge: China accuses of “wanting to seize” the Moon, rejects U.S. accusations and pursues the “dream of space”

China may consider a “takeover” of the Moon as part of its military space program. NASA director, former senator Bill Nelson warned that China’s space exploration could lead to colonization of the Moon.

China on Monday rejected “irresponsible blasphemy” the NASA administrator’s warning that China could “control” on the moon as part of a military program, saying it has always called for the establishment of a community of space nations.

A response that echoed what NASA director Bill, Nelson said, was published in the German newspaper Bild on Saturday. In this interview, the former senator saw China’s occupation as a threat to exploration. “We have to be very worried about landing in China on the moon and then say, ‘It’s over and you have to stay outside.’

“This is not the first time that the head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the United States has ignored the facts and spoken irresponsibly about China.“, said Zhao Lijian, spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, according to Reuters.

China has never hidden its intention to launch space conquest, on the contrary. Chinese President Xi Jinping is the biggest promoter of this program, which he calls “Space Dream”.

A dream come true. On April 29, the central module was successfully launched Tianhe “Heavenly Harmony, at the future Chinese space station, from the Wenchang base, located in the island-province of Hainan. A decisive step in the creation of China’s future Tiangong space station “Heavenly Palace”. A base consisting of three parts, including the central module Tianhe, become the center of management and control. Two more 14.4m long modules, Wentian “Heavenly Quest” and Mengtian “Langitnong Damgo”attach to Tianhe.

China has been developing an independent space program since the 1990s, on the borders of international cooperation. It must be said that China is not included in the ISS because the United States has banned NASA from any collaboration with Beijing. A reason that motivated him to build his own station.

China plans uncrewed missions to the south pole by 2025.

We now better understand why space race also causes geopolitical tension. China, with no intention of not getting involved in space conquest, will thus try very hard to catch up. By perhaps the distance of his ambitions.

From there to planting a Chinese flag on lunar soil, there is only one (giant) step that China intends to take. But just as far as owning our satellite? U.S. developments may also be disproportionate.

However, Bill Nelson hit the nail on the head by saying that China, in partnership with Russia, intends to build a lunar base on the Moon., is certainly the first step for the country before claiming the planet. The former senator of the United States of America (USA) launched this assumption during an interview with the German newspaper “Picture “released on Saturday.

A remarkable release comes as NASA confirms that it is continuing an extraterrestrial investigation since a mysterious “rocket body” collided with the moon’s surface earlier this year. The space agency reportedly discovered the crash site in March.

The moon has a new double crater after a rocket body collided on top of it-and images shared by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter reveal the location of the unique crater.

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The crater actually consists of two holes, an eastern hole (diameter 18 meters, about 19.5 meters) superimposed on the western hole (diameter 16 meters, about 17.5 meters)“, the U.S. space agency reported.

According to NASA, the “double crater“Formed to the ground by the fall of a spacecraft means it’s not about a medium-sized rocket. NASA has also collected information proving that something actually crashed into the moon on March 4, but the origin remains unknown almost.four months ago.

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