NASA’s head warned that China may try to claim the Moon – two space scholars explain why that’s unlikely to happen

 China would, in some way, claim ownership over the Moon and stop other countries from exploring it

 the administrator of NASA and Chinese government officials comes at a time when both nations are actively working on missions to the Moon

In 2019, China became the first country to land a spacecraft on the far side of the Moon.

China and Russia announced joint plans to reach the South Pole of the Moon by 2026

It is not only illegal, it is also technologically daunting – the costs of such an endeavor would be extremely high

 The Outer Space Treaty, adopted in 1967 and signed by 134 countries,

 China’s state-owned StarNet space company is planning a megaconstellation of 12,992 satellites,

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