China Unveils Space Plans

China released plans for its space program this week, and the agenda includes building space stations and eventually putting a man on the moon within the next several years. China launched its space program in 2003, and is now the third country to put a man in space. One professor at the School of Earth and Space Sciences at Beijing University said, “With economic progress also comes the need for scientific development and exploration. By investing in space exploration, China wants to contribute and be a major player in the world on more than one level.”