Earthrise over the moon. China aims to set up a lunar research base sooner than planned. Photo: AFP/Nasa
Earthrise over the moon. China aims to set up a lunar research base sooner than planned. Photo: AFP/Nasa

China speeds up moon base plan in space race against the US

  • The new aim of the Chang’e 8 moon landing mission is to set up a lunar research station by around 2027, space authority deputy director says
  • Concerns over US Artemis Accords programme may be behind uncharacteristic rush from the Chinese side, scientists behind project say

Topic |   China's space programme
Earthrise over the moon. China aims to set up a lunar research base sooner than planned. Photo: AFP/Nasa
Earthrise over the moon. China aims to set up a lunar research base sooner than planned. Photo: AFP/Nasa
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