CHINA IN TALKS TO ESTABLISH MOON COLONY

05/01/2017

China and the European Space Agency are discussing a potential collaboration on a human outpost on the moon and other possible joint endeavors. The secretary general for China's space agency, Tian Yulong, first disclosed the talks about the envisioned lunar base in Chinese state media. Last week the China National Space Administration launched an unmanned spacecraft on a mission to dock with its currently unoccupied space station. It plans to launch a mission to collect samples from the moon by the end of this year, and next year conduct the first mission to the moon's far side and bring back mineral samples. For the full story see https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-26/china-talking-with-e…;