The United States and China have long been working to strengthen their position on the moon. The US space agency NASA has always been one step ahead in this regard. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson has complained that Beijing has embarked on a military program to seize the moon. However, Beijing has denied the NASA chief’s allegations. News TRT World.
The NASA administrator told the German newspaper Bild in an interview that China’s space program was a military one and had stolen technology from others. We must be very concerned that China has landed on the moon and says the moon is now in their possession. The country wants others to stay out.
But Beijing has denied the NASA chief’s allegations, saying China always wants peace in space. On Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said this was not the first such allegation by the United States. Earlier, they also made irresponsible allegations about China’s program.
He said the US side was constantly campaigning negatively against China’s normal and reasonable space program. We oppose such irresponsible comments. China has always been working to build the future of humanity in space. Beijing opposes armaments in space or any arms race.
Over the past decade, China has stepped up its space program, focusing on lunar missions. The country first landed on the moon in 2013 and plans to launch a rocket strong enough to send astronauts again later this decade.
NASA also plans to send a crew mission to orbit the moon in 2024 under the Artemis program. The US company also has a plan to land a spacecraft on the moon’s south pole by 2025. Beijing also plans to launch a mission to the moon’s south pole within this decade.