When Russia and China revealed some time ago plans to establish a joint space station on the Moon, No bright future was predicted.
It is the largest international space cooperation project for China so far. CNSA also declared that it is “open to cooperating with all interested countries and international partners.”
On October 1, Russia’s first lunar lander since 1976 will take off, Luna 25. On this occasion, the president of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, the president of the CNSA, Zhang Kejian, invited to Moscow. In addition, this year the Russians celebrate the 60th anniversary of their first manned space flight. Yuri Gagarin flew to & nbspkosmos in April 1961. Two years later, the first Russian woman too, Valentina Tereshkova, went there.
Chen Lan, an independent analyst specializing in the Chinese space program, He said having a joint lunar space station was a “big deal.”
The world admits that this will be China’s largest international space cooperation project, so it is important.
But for Russia, this project appears to be very important for another reason, too. Roscosmos lost its monopoly on manned flights to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2020 after the first The successful mission of the American company SpaceX. Cooperation with China may once again make the Russians occupy this space race.
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