posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 08:17 AM
a reply to: beetee
Exciting news! A moon base is a stepping stone to planetary exploration.If I was younger and didn't have children, I would sign up as a volunteer to
build it. I am obviously not an expert, but I see the moonbase as practice for a Mars base, for example, and whoever succeeds on the Moon will have
more chance to do the same in other planets.
originally posted by: Nexttimemaybe
Interesting that they are bypassing the USA considering its potential for spending.
With the UK being the only real conduit of influence between the USA and Europe, maybe brexit is allowing more collaboration between China and the eu.
The US congress in 2011 passed a bill that forbids NASA working with CNSA (China Space Agency), due to risk of espionage, very silly in my opinion.
Russia is still collaborating with NASA but only until 2024, and I won't be surprised if they decide to ditch the US and work with ESA and CNSA.
It's true what you said that the UK was the bridge between the US and EU, but now that's gone due to Brexit, and we can already see the changes with
Trump last week agreeing to new trades with the EU (but not the UK).