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Nov 24, 2022 09:09 PM
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China Plans to Put Nuclear-Powered Base on the Moon by 2028

China expects to complete a next-generation rocket used for a manned lunar landing by 2030. Photo: VCG
China expects to complete a next-generation rocket used for a manned lunar landing by 2030. Photo: VCG

China plans to remotely set up a lunar base likely to be powered by nuclear energy by 2028 prior to hopefully landing astronauts on the moon several years later, as Beijing looks to its lunar exploration program to vault it among the ranks of other major space powers.

“(We) hope our astronauts will be able to go to the moon in 10 years,” said Wu Weiran, chief designer of China’s lunar exploration program during an interview with state broadcaster CCTV on Monday.

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