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.