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WT: China space program shoots for moon

Post by bystander » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:36 pm

China space program shoots for moon
The Washington Times - 2010 Jan 08
Senior Chinese space officials have told their state media that China could be on the moon by 2022 at the outside. Other authoritative Chinese space engineers see a moon landing as a next step in the Tiangong program that will launch three Chinese space stations into Earth orbit between 2011 and 2015. In 2008, NASA scientists told the Bush White House that, with the technology currently available to the Chinese space program, Chinese cosmonauts could be on the moon by 2017.