The space agencies of China and Europe are in talks to jointly build a Moon Village.
China and European Space Agency are planning to build a human outpost called Moon Village, which will be a human outpost on Earth’s natural satellite. This is disclosed by the Tian Yulong, the secretary general for China’s space Agency.
This Moon Village base will also open the doors to space tourism and also used as the launch pad to other planets for example Mars.
“The Chinese have a very ambitious moon program already in place,” ESA spokesman Pal Hvistendahl said, The New York Times reported. “Space has changed since the space race of the ’60s. We recognise that to explore space for peaceful purposes, we do international cooperation.”
Pal Hvistendahl, a spokesperson for the European Space Agency (ESA), confirmed the discussions. “Space has changed since the space race of the sixties. We recognise that to explore space for peaceful purposes, we do international cooperation,” Mr. Hvistendahl was quoted as saying by the ‘Independent’ website.
China other recent Space Programmes other the Moon Village
- China National Space Administration Sent the Unmanned cargo spacecraft Tianzhou 1 to dock with an unoccupied station in SpaceTiangong 2.
- China built up its program when china has country’s first crewed spaceflight in the year of 2003.
- The Chinese space agency also has plans to launch the Moon mission Chang’e 5 by the end of this year to collect lunar samples.
- ESA hopes to conduct a mission analysis on samples brought back by the Chang’e 5 mission.