Re: [ba-unrev-talk] A mission to the moon
Further about developing the Moon: (01)
Should the moon be developed?
Lunar golf courses, largescale industrialization under debate
By Jim Carlton, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (02)
Jack Park wrote: (05)
> "China says it is planning to establish a base on the Moon to exploit its
> mineral resources.
> Beijing has not yet put a human into space, but scientists say they expect
> to do so within three years and they have outlined an ambitious programme
> for the future.
> A chief scientist with China's Moon exploration programme, Ouyang Ziyuan,
> said that the country was planning to launch its first mission to the Moon
> in 2010.
> He reportedly told the Beijing Morning Post: "Our long-term goal is to set
> up a base on the Moon and mine its riches for the benefit of humanity." (06)