Friday, April 28, 2017
China and Europe want to build a moon base together
JS: Questions--Why doesn't the US have its own space Station? Why doesn't the US have it's own space suttle system? Why doesn't the US have it's on moon base? We were there many many years ago.After we put a man on the moon in the 70s? why did the US stop its forward movement on space? We were leap years ahead of other nations. At that time the US owned space.
China is planning to work with the European Space Agency (ESA) to build a base on the moon.
The secretary general for China’s space agency, Tian Yulong, first disclosed details of the lunar base scheme to Chinese state media.
They were confirmed on Wednesday by Pal Hvistendahl, a spokesman for ESA.
“The Chinese have a very ambitious moon program already in place,” Hvistendahl said.
“Space has changed since the space race of the sixties. We recognize that to explore space for peaceful purposes, we do [need] international cooperation.”