Joe Biden’s disastrous administration from hell has pushed China and Russia into a tight relationship that hurts US interests all around the world – and in outer space, too.
Two years ago, China’s National Space Administration teamed up with Russian space agency Roscosmos to develop research facilities on the surface of the moon by 2035, collaborating in the planning, design, development and operation of the research station.
But latest developments suggest the two nations have accelerated their deadlines, trying to be faster than NASA’s Project Artemis.
“Not only does Beijing want to get Chinese boots on the surface [of the Moon] within the next seven years, it may also beat the US to having a permanent outpost there.
NASA has previously revealed a goal of establishing its own Artemis Base Camp by the 2030s, a timeline which would put the two countries on a collision course and set up the mouth-watering prospect of an epic 21st century space race.
Wu Weiren, the physicist who leads China’s moon mission, told state media that Beijing wants to create a lunar science and research station before the end of the decade.
‘By 2030, the footprints of the Chinese people will be left on the moon,’ he said. ‘There’s no question about it’.”