Chinese space program is driven by the CCP’s ambition for global military, economic domination.
As NASA rolls out an “equity” mission aimed at recruiting “persons of color” and those belonging to the “LGBTQ+” community, Communist China has announced its plans to set up a base on the Moon and send a manned mission to Mars.
Beijing’s space program is driven by the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) desire for global military and economic domination.
China has teamed up with Russia to build a lunar base. Earlier this month, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) and the Russian space agency, Roscomos, announced their intention to start the construction of a joint moon base as early as 2026.
The UK newspaper Guardian on Friday reported the ambitious China-Russia plan:
Russia and China have presented a plan to build the joint International Lunar Research Station (ILRS). The proposed lunar base is intended to be ready for crewed visits by 2036 (…).
The development of ILRS is split into three phases. Reconnaissance is taking place now with missions such as Chang’e-5, which returned lunar rock samples to the Earth on 16 December 2020, and future Chinese and Russian missions. One or more sites will be chosen in the coming years and then the construction phase will begin. This will last almost a decade, with cargo and equipment being transported to the lunar surface via uncrewed ships.
Finally, in 2036, human visitors will arrive to begin scientific work and further building of the base.
China’s ambitions are not limited to the Moon. The Communist regime is working on a crewed mission to Mars. “China aims to launch its first manned mission to Mars in 2033 and build a base on the red planet in the following missions,” China’s state-run TV network CGTN declared on Wednesday.
The ABC News reported China’s “roadmap” for Mars:
China unveiled ambitious plans to send humans to Mars and build a base on the red planet at a recent space exploration conference.
Wang Xiaojun, the head of the state-run China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, shared a “roadmap of human Mars exploration” during a virtual lecture at the Global Space Exploration Conference held in Russia this week. (…)
The new plans for human exploration of Mars come shortly after China’s success with its Tianwen-1 mission, which reached Mars earlier this year and landed its rover last month, making China one of only three nations to successfully land a spacecraft on Mars. (…)
Wang’s three-step plan for human Mars exploration includes robotic exploration, initial human exploration and finally “routine human explorations.”
As part of the plan, Wang unveiled that China hopes to build a base on Mars and the development of a “large-scale Earth to Mars transportation fleet.”
The Chinese plans go hand in hand with its space militarization program. China has developed an array of space-based weapons that can be deployed in a military conflict.
Chinese armed forces, the “PLA continues to acquire and develop a range of counterspace capabilities and related technologies, including kinetic-kill missiles, ground-based lasers, and orbiting space robots, as well as expanding space surveillance capabilities, which can monitor objects in space within their field of view and enable counterspace actions,” the 2020 U.S. Defense Department reports on China disclosed.
China’s offensive space weaponry is aimed at the United States and it allies. “China is working to weaponize space with an array of capabilities intended to target U.S. and allied satellites as part of its ambitious plans to displace the U.S. in space,” the Defense News weekly reported in April citing the U.S. intelligence community’s 2021 Global Risk Assessment report.
China’s aggressive militarization of space comes as NASA has embarked on so-called “Mission Equity.” Not focusing on getting the best talent, NASA this month announced that is its looking to hire more “Black, Latino, and Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other persons of color” as well as “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) persons.”DONATE
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