China and Europe discuss outpost on the moon


The European Space Agency and China are discussing a potential collaboration for a human base on the moon.

The talks about a possible lunar outpost were first disclosed by the secretary general for China’s space agency, Tian Yulong, and have now been confirmed by the ESA.

“The Chinese have a very ambitious moon program already in place,” spokesman Pal Hvistendahl said.

“Space has changed since the space race of the 60s.

“We recognise that to explore space for peaceful purposes, we do international cooperation.”