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NASA chief: Chinese authorities may claim rights to parts of the moon's surface

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NASA chief: Chinese authorities may claim rights to parts of the moon's surface

China may demand the rights to own vast areas on the Moon, in the first place - the most resource-rich lunar territories. This was stated by the director of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Bill Nelson in an interview with Politico newspaper.


According to an American space official, such a course of events is possible if China begins to gain the upper hand in space competition. Already, Beijing is interested in the division of space, according to the United States.

As Nelson points out, Washington needs to take steps to ensure China doesn't get first to any resource-rich spot on the moon under the guise of scientific research. After all, then in Beijing they can claim the rights to these parts of the lunar surface, and it will be very difficult to challenge these rights.

As an approximate model for the development of events, Nelson cited the situation with the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. By similar methods, in his opinion, China can operate on the moon. NASA also expressed confidence that in 2025 the United States will send its astronauts to the moon. Nelson believes that we need to hurry to get ahead of the Chinese, since Beijing has already made impressive progress in space exploration.

Interestingly, China refutes statements by US representatives about the country's space ambitions. According to the Chinese authorities, the country conducts purely scientific research activities in space, and the American authorities, by their statements, are trying to discredit its true meaning.
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  1. evgen1221
    evgen1221 2 January 2023 09: 29
    +19
    A typical American chip. Attributing your own plans to others, blaming them for this, forcing them to justify themselves and eventually abandoning them altogether. Then, under the guise of counteracting the allegedly evil (underline as necessary) to realize what others were accused of. Profit, the competitor does not even think about it and is smeared in poop in advance.
    1. Shkworen
      Shkworen 2 January 2023 09: 47
      +6
      behind the words of us there is a hidden indignation, they say China has encroached on what the Americans themselves have already laid eyes on :)
      and if we take into account that China, after Russia, is goal No. 1 of the US geopolitical confrontation, then as soon as permanent settlements appear on the moon, then the division of the moon will begin officially at the international level and the United States will do everything to grab, if not the entire moon, then the fattest areas exactly, especially when it comes to China and Russia :)
      1. Svetlana
        Svetlana 2 January 2023 23: 48
        0
        Quote: Shkworen
        behind the words of us there is a hidden indignation, they say China has encroached on what the Americans themselves have already laid eyes on :)

        Americans want the moon? So it can be delivered to them! Delivery by Russian Post will take no more than 3 days, by Ali Express a little longer. The size of the parcel (in km ^ 3) and its speed (delivery, in km / s) may vary depending on the choice of the customer ..
    2. GAF
      GAF 2 January 2023 10: 33
      +3
      Quote: evgen1221
      A typical american feature.......

      The Yankees are in their repertoire. To share everything, but to others according to the residual principle: "God grant them what is worthless to me." While "the eye sees, but the tooth is numb" - the Chinese begin to tighten. If they start talking about property rights on the territory of the Moon, then they should not meddle on the far side of the Moon (OSL) at all. They saw it too late - 31.07.1964/7/1959. On October 3, 22, Luna1961 took a survey of the surface of the OSL and left a pennant with the coat of arms of the USSR on its surface. The flag of the country was put up, a globe was made, the names of the OSL surface details were officially approved by the International Astronomical Union on August XNUMX, XNUMX. OSL ownership rights for Russia - the successor of the USSR - the discoverer ...
  2. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 2 January 2023 09: 29
    +4
    Chinatowns on the Moon?! belay And beat ... the heart stopped! crying
  3. Leader_Barmaleev
    Leader_Barmaleev 2 January 2023 09: 31
    +5
    And what, the Moon has already been officially divided and the demarcation of borders has been made, fixed by international treaties? Or there are cowboy Wishlist - where you rode, then yours? The bolt is pulled off the collar, the cowboys are fucked.
    1. Non-fighter
      Non-fighter 2 January 2023 09: 56
      0
      Yes, there are already plots for sale! On the moon :)
      In the US, there is such a law "about homesteads" from the times of the wild west. That's how they used it :)
    2. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 2 January 2023 10: 34
      +2
      Quote: Leader_Barmaleev
      And what, the Moon has already been officially divided and the demarcation of borders has been made, fixed by international treaties?

      There is, or rather, there was the "Agreement on the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies" dated December 18, 1979, in which it is written that the Moon and everything else are "no one's", that is, universal.
      On April 6, 2020, Trump "put" on this agreement by his executive order, considering the Moon and other space as his exclusive area of ​​​​commercial interests.

      Based on this, from 2020, a “cowboy” year, as you, Sergey, are right, the Americans believe that the Chinese are blatantly violating their interests.
  4. Amateur
    Amateur 2 January 2023 09: 35
    +5
    So what? Should the Chinese ask NASA for permission? Americans want a lot.
  5. Fizik13
    Fizik13 2 January 2023 09: 38
    +2
    NASA chief: Chinese authorities may claim rights to parts of the moon's surface

    The moon is OUR, we even sell land! And then the Chinese without demand, GUARD, urgently need to impose sanctions against China!
    You have been provided with a translation of the thoughts of a standard American bureaucrat.
  6. Graz
    Graz 2 January 2023 09: 41
    +7
    anyone can declare, but whoever can control and keep will get it
    1. Pharmacist
      Pharmacist 2 January 2023 09: 49
      +3
      Here! Gold words. And sometimes we give girls one star, then another. laughing You can declare, don’t give a damn about legal recognition by someone, too, but how to control? Armed astronauts around the perimeter will stand? In any case, not a matter of the near future.
    2. Alien From
      Alien From 2 January 2023 10: 24
      -1
      The Chinese will get the moon. Without emotions, they know how to work and steal.
  7. Vladimir80
    Vladimir80 2 January 2023 09: 41
    -1
    in general, yes, in the logic of the Americans - if they were the first to visit the moon, then it belongs to them ...
    another thing is surprising - is everything on earth really so bad that they are ready to unleash a squabble over mythical resources on the moon?
    1. sagitovich
      sagitovich 2 January 2023 10: 34
      +2
      "We were the first to walk on the moon." The Indians were the first to populate the American continent. And where are they now.
    2. filibuster
      filibuster 2 January 2023 10: 38
      0
      another thing is surprising - is everything on earth really so bad that they are ready to unleash a squabble over mythical resources on the moon?

      Well, what are you, like a small, NASA official (although you need to read the original) is simply “lobbying” for funding for the organization, in principle, not a bad idea, let the lunar race begin again.
    3. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 2 January 2023 10: 59
      0
      Quote: Vladimir80
      in general, yes, in the logic of the Americans - if they were the first to visit the moon, then it belongs to them ...
      another thing is surprising - is everything on earth really so bad that they are ready to unleash a squabble over mythical resources on the moon?

      Mattresses are worried that the ubiquitous Chinese, having actually landed on the moon, will eventually expose the scam of the century and debunk the myth that the United States was once on its surface. Here the Chinese compared two photos, their module and the American one. The Chinese are leaving a trail
      1. Mikhail m
        Mikhail m 3 January 2023 19: 11
        -2
        Well, the idiotic version could not help but surface here that the Americans were not on the moon. The USSR, even with the means of control that were at that time, recorded all flights. In order not to use such a blunder in propaganda, one must be a victim of the Unified State Examination, and those simply did not exist then.
        1. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 3 January 2023 20: 19
          +1
          Quote: Michael m
          Well, the idiotic version could not help but surface here that the Americans were not on the moon. The USSR, even with the means of control that were at that time, recorded all flights. In order not to use such a blunder in propaganda, one must be a victim of the Unified State Examination, and those simply did not exist then.

          Chinese version. Pictures too. Inscription in hieroglyphs.
          There are a couple of questions for you, as a representative of a sect who unconditionally believes in the honesty of the United States and who has not fallen victim to the Unified State Examination,
          1- how mattresses managed to screw up the technology of flights and landing on the moon, if they were just going to "rush" to overtake the Chinese
          NASA also expressed confidence that in 2025 the United States will send its astronauts to the moon. Nelson believes that we need to hurry to get ahead of the Chinese,

          2- Where, in the provided photo, do you see the tracks from the wheels of the American lunar rover on the lunar soil? From the shooting location, you can only see that it is carefully installed on the surface. You will quickly believe that, in addition to the lunar rover, there was also a "Berger" with a platform, a manipulator and space slingers to unload this stray, than you will find the answer to a completely logical question, where are the traces of the lunar rover, despite the fact that the traces of the astronaut's shoes visible?
          Minus return.
    4. Dismas
      Dismas 2 January 2023 14: 11
      +1
      "were the first to walk on the moon." In the movies, they have not been anywhere outside the Earth. Just as in the US films of the WWII period, the layman was convinced that the B-17s carried out accurate dive bombing exclusively of military factories ... through the exact hit of the bomb in the holes of the exhaust pipes. What happened in fact - everyone knows. With "were on the moon", the same thing.
  8. Luka Nord
    Luka Nord 2 January 2023 09: 50
    +4
    Actually, on the Moon, the first lunar rover was from the USSR and there was a pennant with our coat of arms .. So, whose Moon is, it still needs to be argued
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  9. Vladimir Pavlov_2
    Vladimir Pavlov_2 2 January 2023 09: 51
    -1
    Buy popcorn? Or is it still too early? Who knows?
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 2 January 2023 09: 58
      0
      Quote: Vladimir Pavlov_2
      Buy popcorn? Or is it still too early?

      Better "seeds". Support the local manufacturer!
      1. Bingo
        Bingo 2 January 2023 10: 35
        +1
        Quote: Egoza
        Support the domestic manufacturer!

        I recall Khazanov's vulgar joke on this topic) Well, about the sire)
  10. Alien From
    Alien From 2 January 2023 10: 08
    +1
    Mattresses are rightly afraid of the narrow-eyed, there is no one else. Roskosmos-colossus on feet of clay. They screwed up the space.
  11. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 2 January 2023 10: 18
    +2
    Already, Beijing is interested in the division of space, according to the United States.


    Space is not limited guys, divide as you like, but so far not a single inhabitant of the Earth lives, even on the Moon.
  12. Last centurion
    Last centurion 2 January 2023 10: 25
    -1
    It looks like "sala came out, hello mom." It is clear that the main body in space will be pumped up so that they give money for flags and the rest drank the dough. And then someone in a 3 * 2 barrel, like Diogenes, will live wondering whether there will be flashes on the Sun and whether the bells will fall off :) . And this official from NASA will be on a yacht dissecting with girls of frivolous behavior and rock and roll.
  13. Bingo
    Bingo 2 January 2023 10: 31
    -1
    Hee hee, bang, what do we have about the right of the first settler? China, in the case of sending a lunar mission with the foundation of a residential complex, can generally claim the rights to the entire Moon - and flow around
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  15. Sith
    Sith 2 January 2023 10: 53
    0
    So they will divide and split the moon even before they find anything useful to do on it)
  16. dfk-80
    dfk-80 2 January 2023 13: 16
    0
    On the thief (nas) the hat is on fire!
    The whole point of the news.
  17. Dismas
    Dismas 2 January 2023 14: 05
    +1
    Does NASA not know that space and its objects are extraterritorial and "terrestrial" precedents do not "roll" here? Or scripts for films ate all the brains?
  18. 16112014nk
    16112014nk 2 January 2023 14: 31
    +1
    Russia needs to issue a decree on its rights to the surface of the moon. We have 24 stations on the moon (Luna-1, Luna-2 ...... Luna-24) and separately + 2 Lunokhods. And declare that around each device, within a radius of 50 km, for example, is our territory. And declare almost the entire visible surface of the moon as your zone. What or who to be ashamed of? The United States has organized a "Lunar Embassy" with branches in many countries, including Russia.

    The truth doesn't work right now. But, according to media reports, more than 20 people in Russia have a certificate of the right to sites on the moon. True, by and large, all this has no legal force, but what is what is.
  19. DienBienPhu
    DienBienPhu 2 January 2023 17: 09
    +1
    When Americans are worried, you are on the right track :))
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  21. lubesky
    lubesky 3 January 2023 12: 28
    +1
    It's just American suckers who bought Acres on the Moon at one time are morally preparing for a scam at the state level.