China vows to become the first country to soft land a probe on the far side of the moon by 2018 and launch its first Mars mission by 2020
China has vowed to speed up its space development as it set out plans to become the first country to soft land a probe on the far side of the moon as early as 2018.
The Chinese government has also indicated today its desire to launch its first Mars probe by 2020.
To each their own, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2 days ago
Well done China .
Ken Mist, Paris, 3 days ago
Remember to take the batteries for the torches- they generally aren't icluded in the stuff we buy from you
J R J, OFFSHORE ISLAND, Bermuda, 3 days ago
The far side of the moon, is this an April fool joke ?
Dorphan, Hongkong, China, 3 days ago
I heard that all the money China spent for aerospace projects are from UK, haha
Britannia, Worcester, United Kingdom, 3 days ago
Subsidised by money from our overseas aid budget. You couldn't make it up
Jim, Cardiff, 3 days ago
We can laugh and mock them. In the past we laugh at their defence. Now they have their aircraft carrier and latest fight plane and their military power is getting stronger. They can lots of money and can do far more than the west. Yes, stop sending money and aid to China.
onlooka, Newtown, United Kingdom, 3 days ago
Stop that aid right now! I said NOW! Do you hear me? Are you listening?
mannie700, belfast, United Kingdom, 3 days ago
Let's send them more aid money to help them on the way sure
Earthling, Milkyway, United States, 3 days ago
Last time I heard, they wanted to land on the Sun.... :P
vox3non, NE, 3 days ago
it's easy to belittle their efforts, but they are like the proverbial tortoise. Slow and steady they will reach their target.
bobknee, Wokingham, United Kingdom, 3 days ago
And we are still sending aid to China. Teresa May - get a grip woman.
northern lowlife, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 3 days ago
Mars, best place for them.
HighDesertSage, Graham, 3 days ago
I hope their spacecraft works better than the "Made in China" DVD/VHS recorder I bought.
Mikadot, Plymouth, United Kingdom, 3 days ago
It's nice to see where the British overseas aid is spent
floridahummer, chorley, United Kingdom, 3 days ago
Chinese safety er no thanks
DarkHoll, Manchester, United Kingdom, 3 days ago
How much aid do we give this country?
UsOcoms12, Oconom, United States, 3 days ago
Too much. And they want more to clean up their air.
Decimation, London, United Kingdom, 3 days ago
And we STILL send these arrogant little people aid [ for which we BORROW the money to send then pay interest ?? ]
Bigmouth29, Sheerness, United Kingdom, 3 days ago
Britain gave Beijing £27.4million last year, enough money to pay for 1000 more nurses, according to the Daily Mail.
mr morecambe, perth, Australia, 3 days ago
how about you reduce your pollution levels first
AF, Alloa, 3 days ago
The US got 12 men on the moon, the next one will be the 13th...what can go wrong ? ...oh wait
John Johnson, California, United States, 3 days ago
Dear China, I suggest you send a mission to the sun. You could land at night so the probe won't burn up.
Halvah, Podunk, United States, 3 days ago
Send them all.
Vindigirl, London, United Kingdom, 3 days ago
And stupid Britain gives them aid money.
Mainlinefl, Miami, United States, 3 days ago
They're going to claim it as their territory.
Tezer Mac, leeds, United Kingdom, 3 days ago
they will be wanting more aid money then?
bob, leeds, 3 days ago
Ok does this mean we can stop sending Aid to China.How about spending it on our own problems.
jonD, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, 3 days ago
As soon as they've stolen enough technology ?