NASA’s top administrator says the US is in a new space race with China and warned the Chinese could win the country’s “own” huge moon packs.
NASA administrator Bill Nelson, a former astronaut and Florida senator, has warned that it is entirely possible for China to block most of the lunar surface resources if it establishes a presence there, he told Politico on Sunday.
“The fact is: we are in the space race,” he said. “And it is true that we had better be careful that they do not take the place of the moon under the guise of scientific research. And it is not outside the realm of possibility that they say: “Be careful, we are here. This is our limit.
Nelson began to point out China’s attack on the South China Sea, where the Chinese government claimed sovereignty over lands belonging to other countries.
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China’s space program succeeded in establishing a new space station earlier this year. Meanwhile, NASA worked on the Diana series of missions to the moon.
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Artemis conducted a 26-day mission in November, taking images of the lunar surface, and the Artemis II and III missions are moving forward to establish major lunar activity.
NASA is also aiming for Mars, however, sending several robotic rovers to the planet to gather data on the planet’s soil, atmosphere and potential mission landing zones.
Artemis returned to the land and in December was scattered into the Pacific Ocean.
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The Chinese investment in space and other rocket technology comes at a standstill with the US and Russia as all three nations are now developing hypersonic weapons.
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