On March 2, 2017, China carried out the first launch of a new rocket called the Kaituozhe-2 (KT-2) from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center (JSLC). The JSLC was established in 1958 and was China's first launch complex. It is located in the Gobi Desert and is about one thousand miles from Beijing.
My last three posts were about plans for setting up a permanent base on the Moon. I mentioned that NASA is more focused on a major mission to Mars than going back to the Moon. Before he left office, President Obama made the declaration that the Moon is not a "planned" destination for U.S. astronauts.
Part Three of Three Parts: (Please read Part One and Part Two first)
Part Two of Three Parts: (Please read Part One first)