Village on the moon – China in talks with European Space Agency

China is in talks with the European Space Agency (ESA) about making a village on the moon and the idea could soon materialize.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Apr 26, 2017, 14:00 PM IST
Village on the moon – China in talks with European Space Agency

New Delhi: Human settlement on moon could soon be a possibility.

China is in talks with the European Space Agency (ESA) about making a village on the moon and the idea could soon materialize.

As per a report published in The Washington Post, the secretary general for China’s space agency, Tian Yulong, disclosed this to a Chinese state media.

The report further mentions that ESA has described its “Moon Village” as a potential international launching pad for future missions to Mars.

China has ramped up its space program since its first manned spaceflight in 2003, more than 42 years after a Soviet cosmonaut became the first to reach orbit.

China this month launched an unmanned spacecraft on a mission to dock with its currently unoccupied space station. It plans to launch the first mission to the far side of the moon next year.