Russia and China Join Forces for a Future Moon Mission

Russia and China Join Forces for a Future Moon Mission

The Moon continues to be one of the main attraction points for astronomers, and not only because of NASA’s Artemis mission that implies returning astronauts to our natural satellite. A lunar research station known as the International Scientific Lunar Station aims to land on the Moon’s surface in the near future, as Russia and China officials revealed earlier this week.

The huge news of Russia teaming up with China for the lunar space mission is brought by The Russian space agency Roscosmos made the announcement of signing an agreement with the National Space Administration of China (CNSA) for building a complex of experimental research facilities.

We’ll get to know the Moon a lot better

Roscosmos explained that the future mission would carry out “multidisciplinary and multipurpose research work, including the exploration and use of the Moon, lunar observations, fundamental research experiments and technology verification with the possibility of long-term unmanned operation with the prospect of a human presence on the moon.”

NASA aims to send a man and a woman on the Moon by 2024 under the Artemis program, and perhaps its main goal is to prepare the field for a future landing of humans to Mars.

CNSA issued the following statement:

“China and Russia have been committed to cooperation in the fields of space technology, science and applications.”

While Mars is hundreds of times farther away from us than the Moon is, it’s much easier to go to our natural satellite. The Moon is located at 384,400 kilometers to Earth, while the average distance that separates us from the Red Planet is 237.78 million kilometers.

The Artemis mission was named after the daughter of Zeus and also the twin sister of Apollo from Greek mythology.


Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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