New strategic question: China accused of “wanting to conquer” the Moon, dismissing US accusations and continuing its “space dream”

China could consider a “takeover” of the Moon as part of its military space program. NASA administrator, former Senator Bill Nelson, has warned that China’s exploration of space could turn into colonization of the Moon.

China on Monday rejected the NASA administrator’s warning that China could be “irresponsible slander”. “take control” of the moon as part of a military program and says it has always required building a community of nations in space.

A response that repeats the remarks of NASA’s administrator, Bill, Nelson, published in the German newspaper Bild on Saturday. In this interview, the former senator sees the conquest of China as a threat to exploration. “We have to be very concerned that China lands on the moon and then says, ‘It’s ours now and you have to stay out.’

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

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

A dream that is becoming a reality. On April 29, the core module was successfully launched Tianhe “Heavenly Harmony, of the future Chinese space station, from the base of Wenchang, located on the island province of Hainan. A crucial step in the creation of the future Chinese space station Tiangong “Heavenly Palace”. A base which will be composed of three parts, including the central module Tianhe, will be the management and control center. Two more 14.4 m long modules, Wentian “Heavenly Quest” and Mengtian “Heavenly Dream”will be attached to Tianhe.

Since the 1990s, China has developed an independent space program on the fringes of international cooperation. It must be said that China was excluded from the ISS because the United States bans NASA from any cooperation with Beijing. A plot that pushed her to build her own station.

China is planning unmanned missions to the moon’s south pole by 2025.

We now better understand why space race also causes geopolitical tensions. China, which does not intend to be excluded from the conquest of space, would thus work hard to catch up. By perhaps going far in his ambitions.

From there, to plant a Chinese flag on the lunar surface, there is only one (giant) step that China intends to take. But what about taking ownership of our satellite? U.S. progress may also seem disproportionate.

Still, Bill Nelson drove the point home by saying that China, in cooperation with Russia, intended to build a lunar base on the Moon., certainly the first step for the country before it claims the planet. The former US Senator launched this hypothesis during an interview with the German newspaper “Picture”released Saturday.

A remarkable release that comes as NASA has confirmed that it is pursuing an extraterrestrial study 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 been given a new double crater after a rocket body collided with its surface – and images shared by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter have revealed the location of the unusual crater. https://t.co/SkGVSANQB7

– CNN (@CNN) June 27, 2022

The crater actually consists of two craters, an eastern crater (diameter of 18 meters, about 19.5 meters) superimposed on a western crater (diameter of 16 meters, about 17.5 meters)“, reported the US space agency.

According to NASA, “double crater“formed on Earth by the fall of a spacecraft means that it was not a medium-sized rocket. NASA has also collected information confirming that an object actually crashed on the moon on March 4, but the origin is still unknown almost four months later.

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