China Announces Plans for Moon Base

“A Chinese rover is currently exploring the far side of the Moon, and an official announced on Monday that the country’s space program plans to launch three more lunar missions — with the goal of laying the groundwork for an international Moon base.

“We hope that [the last of the planned missions] Chang’e-8 will help test some technologies, and do some exploring for the building of a joint lunar base shared by multiple countries,” said the deputy head of China’s space program, Wu Yanhua, during a press conference…”