A Chinese authority uncovered on Thursday future planning for more moon missions to at last build up a lunar base and host human explorers.
The declaration by Deputy Chief Commander of the China Lunar Exploration Program Wu Yanhua goes ahead the impact points of China’s successful Chang’e 5 test arriving back on Earth Wednesday after it gathered almost 2 kilograms of moon rock samples, the Associated Press announced.
Wu didn’t offer any solid dates for a manned mission to the moon or for the construction of a base, however noted there are plans in the works for future test missions with Chang’e 6, 7, and 8.
Moreover, Wu declared future investigations to gather samples from Mars, asteroids, and likely excursions to the planet Jupiter.
“China is willing to keep on contributing to the world and enhancing human well-being with Chinese space solutions,” Wu said.
The nation’s most recent outing to the moon checked numerous firsts for the China National Space Administration (CNSA), including the collection of more youthful stone samples than the sorts Americans and the Soviet Union recently gathered from 1969 to 1972. Moreover, the mission launched a lunar vehicle on the moon’s surface used for moving the rock samples.
“As our nation’s most complex and technically groundbreaking space mission, Chang’e 5 has achieved multiple technical breakthroughs … and represents a landmark achievement,” CNSA said in a statement.
China turned into the third nation in 2003 to send an astronaut into space following the late 20th-century space race between the Soviet Union and the United States.
The latest Chang’e 5 test was helped by the European Space Agency, as well as Argentina, Namibia, and Pakistan, which work with China monitoring and speaking with its space vessel.