The bold ambitions behind China’s Chang’e 5 moon mission

//The bold ambitions behind China’s Chang’e 5 moon mission

The bold ambitions behind China’s Chang’e 5 moon mission

China’s latest mission to collect samples from the lunar surface is a milestone for the country’s Chang’e space programme, which aims to send astronauts to the moon by 2030.China is also planning to set up a research base on the moon and is eyeing the prospect of deeper space exploration. Its capabilities are being closely watched by the US in what has become a new front in the rivalry between Beijing and Washington.What is the Chang’e programme and what are its aims?The China National Space…

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