China without much fanfare turned into the third country to land a wanderer on the Moon, and specialists accept the nation will catch up with a manned mission to the lunar surface in only a matter of years. The nation’s quickly enhancing program and America’s discerned absence of bearing could, years from now, expedite another space race.
The rocket Chang’e 3 and its meanderer, Yutu, are just on the lunar surface to investigate. At the same time China’s enthusiasm for space is unmatched, and its program is advancing quick — to the focus that it could be distinguished as a space force. Simply what that means for the U.S.