China aspires to put a man on moon by 2030

March 4th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Mar 4 (ANI): In an endeavor to accelerate its efforts to improve space technologies, China is leaving no stone unturned in its long-awaited aspiration of making a moon landing by 2030.

The chief scientist of deep space exploration at the China Academy of Space Technology, Ye Peijian, said: “China may boldly go where no Chinese have gone before and realize its long-awaited goal of making a manned moon landing by 2030.”

Peijian said China’s moon exploration is not to pose as a threat to anybody, but for a peaceful purpose.

“The technology still lags far behind the United States and Russia,” he added.According to China’s three-phase moon exploration plan, the first witnessed the launch of Chang’e-2. The second will be when Chang’e-3 lands on the moon in 2013. Then, in 2017, a sample of rock from the moon will be returned to Earth, the China Daily reports. (ANI)

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