A taikonaut could land on the moon before 2030
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DECRYPTION – The Middle Empire is developing a heavy rocket, known by the code name “launcher 921”, to send astronauts to lunar soil.
Slowly but methodically, China is making progress on its Chang’e lunar exploration program. With only one objective: to prepare the sending of a taikonaut, a Chinese astronaut, to the moon. “There is science which is grafted onto the Chang’e 5 probe program, as for the previous ones, but we must not believe that it is a scientific mission”, explains Philippe Coué, independent researcher and author of several books on the Chinese space program .
China wants to get part of the moon
For this crucial program, the possibility of failure is considered, and all probes are built in duplicate, with a replacement ready. This article is for subscribers only.
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