NASA warns that China could be planning to “take over” the Moon

NASA warns that China could be planning to "take over" the Moon


The director of the US space agency, NASA, Bill Nelson, has warned in an interview with the German tabloid ‘Bild’ that China intends to build a lunar base in collaboration with Russia in what would be a first step to ” seize” the satellite.

“We must be very worried that China is going to land on the moon to say: now it’s ours and you stay out,” Nelson said in the interview, published on Saturday.

In fact, Nelson believes that there is a new space race to reach the Moon, “this time with China.” The United States plans a trip to the Moon by 2025 and for the first time a woman will travel. Beijing is going further and hopes to have an operational lunar base in 2035.

In particular, there would be a race to control the Moon’s south pole for the presence of water reservoirs that could be used to make rocket fuel.

When questioned about the purpose of China’s presence in space, Elson responded irritably: “Well, what do you think is happening in the Chinese space station? They learn to destroy other satellites there.”

Thus, he pointed out that China has been researching technology for years to “catch” satellites with robotic arms or networks or cause them to crash, supposedly to clean up its own space debris, but could also be used to attack other countries.

The head of NASA has stressed that “China’s space program is a military space program” and has once again denounced the theft of technology that has driven its nuclear program. “China is good, but China is also good because it steals ideas and technology from others,” he said.

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