ARTEMIS ACCORDS AND CHINA CONTAINMENT | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

ARTEMIS ACCORDS AND CHINA CONTAINMENT

There can be no doubt that that China is a "space player." In a very short time, that nation has successfully landed probes on the Moon, including the very difficult task of landing a probe on the "far" side of the Moon, a task requiring the insertion of a relay communications satellite in lunar orbit. All this followed the successful landing of the "Jade Rabbit" probe on the "close" side a few years ago, which probe proceeded to take some very interesting pictures, and then not talking much about them. China is not, of course, the only nation recently to have sent probes to the Moon, take pictures, and then not talk about them. India has, though it has experienced some difficulty, and a few years ago, Japan sent a probe packed with all sorts of stuff, did some tomography, snapped a few pictures, and released a couple of the "more interesting" ones without comment, and then pretty much shut up and didn't talk about them, and as far as we know, probably has lots more interesting pictures it's not only not talking about, but not sharing either.

And of course, everyone is talking about mining the Moon, setting up permanent bases there to do that, and to use the Moon as a springboard to Mars. NASA's recent contract to private corporations to go to the Moon and bring back some Moon rocks means that the race is on again, and let's not forget the articles in recent years about setting up 4G and 5G networks on the Moon. Israel has even proposed establishing a king of Lunar Library of Alexandria, an archive, on the Moon.

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