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China sends three into space, says it wants astronauts on moon by 2030

By Christian Davenport

30 May 2023 · 3 min read

informed Summary

  1. China sent three astronauts into space on Tuesday, including the first civilian, a day after announcing plans to land astronauts on the moon before 2030.

China sent another three astronauts into space - including the first civilian - on Tuesday morning, a day after announcing plans to land astronauts on the moon before 2030 and setting up a new sphere of rivalry with the United States.

NASA is aiming to send American astronauts back on the moon by the end of 2025, with administrator Bill Nelson describing a Cold warlike space race, only this time against China instead of the Soviet Union.

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