Guangzhou – The Chinese government has launched a document contains a five-year work plan to put astronauts on the moon. This plan would make China the country that visit months after the United States astronaut to set foot 40 years ago.
“China will conduct research on early plans to land a man on the moon,” said China’s State Council as set out in the document. Council also expressed deep exploration of the planets and asteroids.
Statements contained in the document are not necessarily giving a deadline for the voyage to the moon, but rather as a form of an official declaration of the Chinese government’s target in the field of space.
Chinese government plans arise when U.S manned spacecraft development is being restrained. Not to mention the condition of NASA’s space shuttle fleet that has been retired and the International Space Station mission that relies heavily on Russian rockets.
George W. Bush had target the astronauts will return to the moon by 2020, but President Barack Obama to cancel the program due to high costs. In place of the project to the moon, Obama proposed sending American astronauts to an asteroid in 2025.
Now, China build its own space station prototype, named Tiangong 1, before assembling station Mir Russia’s real class. They also have mapped out the latest conditions using satellite monitoring month month Cang’e-1, as well as plans to send spacecraft Shenzhou-9 and Shenzhou-10 to be launched with Tiangong-1 in 2012.
“Since 2006, the Long March rocket missions successfully carry out 67 launches, which is sending 79 spacecraft into the planned orbit and showed a noteworthy increase in capabilities in reliability,” so the contents of the document.
Although the space program fully supported the People’s Liberation Army, the document said the program would run for a peaceful mission. “China always adheres to the utilization of the space program for peaceful purposes and against weapons or arms race in outer space,” reads the contents of the document continued.
Anyone who can claim up to a month of great things. But there is nothing else like it since the 1972 Apollo 17 mission and moon explorers are still waiting for a place in a unique way.