Who owns the moon? China’s plans raise the big questions
China has unveiled their plans to make it to the moon by 2030 with the aim of establishing bases in space.
The news has alarmed other countries with active space programs, and will likely kick off another round of questions on interplanetary territory rights.
Australian National University Astrophysicist Doctor Brad Tucker told Millsy and Karl on 6PR Breakfast China’s goals may reflect a want to develop space stations on planets like Mars.
“There also ends up being things we can use on the moon in a sustained long-term presence, so there is a bit of pushing and shoving to find the best places,” Mr Tucker said.
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