Can China beat US in new space race to colonise the Moon?

Beijing has announced plans to land astronauts on the lunar surface by the end of the decade

Nasa’s Artemis I rocket
Nasa’s Artemis I rocket, with the Orion capsule attached, launched at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in November
(Image credit: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

China may colonise the Moon “under the guise of scientific research” if the US doesn’t “watch out”, Nasa’s top official has warned.

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