US Military: China’s Space Race, Bid To Have First, Only Moon Station ‘Stunning’

  • “It is a fact: We’re in a space race,” NASA Administrator Bill Nelson recently said. “We better watch out that they don’t get to a place on the moon under the guise of scientific research,” And it is not beyond the realm of possibility that they say, ‘Keep out, we’re here, this is our territory.’ “
  • Nelson’s remarks came shortly after NASA’s 26-day Artemis I mission, in which an unmanned Orion space capsule flew around the moon.
  • he China National Space Administration said in 2019 that it intends to build a scientific research station on the moon within the next 10 years.
  • The United States military has shown concerns regarding Beijing’s development of space systems that could threaten U.S. satellites.
  • “It’s entirely possible they could catch up and surpass us, absolutely,” Space Force Lt. Gen. Nina Armagno said last month during a visit to Australia as China was launching its 10th crew to its Shenzhou space station. “The progress they’ve made has been stunning — stunningly fast.”
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