China and Europe are looking into uniting their forces to create something unique in the whole Universe. As of recently, representatives of European and Chinese space agencies met to discuss an ambitious, yet challenging project. The two institutions aspire to build the first Moon village. This colonization of Earth’s natural satellite will enable scientists to accelerate their research on the mysteries of space. Moreover, they will be able to launch space missions more easily than ever before.
The Moon Village Can Be the Stepping Stone to the First Manned Mars Mission
Tian Yulong is the secretary general of China’s space agency is the official that disclosed the negotiations between his country and Europe regarding an ambitious space project. On Wednesday, Pal Hvistendahl who works on behalf of the European Space Agency confirmed the existence of just a discussion. The spokesperson declared that the Chinese scientists are already developing a space program for a human outpost on Moon.
“Space has changed since the space race of the ’60s. We recognize that to explore space for peaceful purposes, we do international cooperation.”
As such, the interests of science can erase socio-political borders and nourish a fruitful international collaboration. The director general of the European Space Agency, Johann-Dietrich Woerner, gave more details about the future Moon Village. Scientists plan to construct a small community of researchers on the surface of the Moon. The main purpose of the group will be to create in their turn an international launching pad. This way, it will be easier for them to operate space missions. Moreover, the core target of this project is to facilitate the first human exploration of Mars.
China Managed to Catch up with Other Space Institutions
Other secondary projects that can derive from this Moon Village can be opening the first lunar mining or developing a more comprehensive space tourism. China has a relatively young official organization in the name of space science. The China National Space Administration was established on April 22, 1993. The first Chinese astronaut entered the orbit in 2003. However, the space agency managed to catch up with other international institutions. It is now in the position to make its own historical breakthrough if they manage to make the Moon Village come true.
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