China lays out plan for future deep space exploration

China lays out plan for future deep space exploration

November 25, 2022 BEIJING – China has made an ambitious road map for its future lunar exploration programs, including an international scientific outpost, according to the programs’ chief planner. Wu Weiren, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, said that the next step in the country’s lunar adventure — the Chang’e 6 robotic mission — has been set to land on the moon’s far side and will collect and bring samples back. “If Chang’e 6 succeeds, it will become …