According to a Reuters report, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson told the German newspaper Bild in an interview published on Saturday that we should be very concerned that China is landing on the Moon. He is saying- ‘It is ours now and you stay out’. The head of the US space agency said that China’s space program was a military program and it stole ideas and technology from others.
In response, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that this is not the first time the head of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration has ignored facts and talked about China irresponsibly. He said that the US has continuously launched a wrong campaign against China’s space efforts. China strongly opposes such irresponsible comments. He said China has always promoted building a shared future for humanity in outer space and opposed any arms race in space.
Significantly, China has accelerated the pace of its space program in the last decade. It focuses on the exploration of the Moon. China launched the first Landing Moon mission in 2013. He is about to launch a rocket soon to send astronauts to the Moon at the end of this decade. At the same time, the US is also planning to send a crew mission to the Moon by 2024 under the Artemis program and to land a human near the South Pole of the Moon by 2025.