According to information from the Chinese Manned Space Agency, China will hold a manned mission to the moon before 2030 – A few years after the US’s mission to return to the natural satellite, scheduled for mid-2025, the Chinese space agency plans to take astronauts to study the lunar surface on an expedition with the help of robots.
According to the information published on the website ABC NewsLin Xiqiang, deputy director of the China Manned Space Agency, said that China is already preparing for a short-term trip to the Moon. The goal is to send astronauts to the lunar surface and conduct scientific studies in “human-robot joint exploration.”
Like the United States, China plans to build bases on the Moon to create long-term missions, including allowing a permanent human presence on the lunar surface. The intention of the Chinese agency is to start. building bases on the Moon shortly after sending the first Chinese astronauts to the natural satellite; Being on the Moon will also aid manned missions that plan to explore Mars.
Is China already a reality on the Moon by 2030?
Until then, the Chinese government had suggested that it would send a mission to the Moon in 2030, but the space agency’s deputy director confirmed that prediction. Lin also said that two manned missions per year should be enough to achieve China’s goals, and that the Tiangong Space Station will receive a fourth module – in the first estimate, the Chinese station will be built with just three modules.
“We have a complete near-Earth human space station and a round-trip human transportation system. [O quarto módulo será adicionado] It’s an opportune time to encourage support for scientific experiments and to provide better working and living conditions for crews,” said Lin.
The conference also announced a new manned launch aboard the Shenzhou 16 spacecraft, scheduled for a mission to the Tiangong Space Station next Tuesday (30).
Lin announced that three crew members would be sent on this mission, including the first civilian to go to the China station. The astronaut team is a professor at Gui Haichao, Beijing’s leading aeronautics and space research institute; by mission commander Jing Haipeng; and aerospace engineer Zhu Yangzhu.
“We firmly believe that the spring of China’s space science has come, and we have the determination, confidence and ability to complete the mission with determination,” said Commander Jing.
Source: Tec Mundo
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