China aims to send astronauts to the moon by 2030

China plans to land astronauts on the moon before 2030 and add a fourth module to its Tiangong space station.

Both NASA and China's space agency are eyeing potential landing sites near the moon's south pole, which contains valuable resources.

China's space station currently has three modules and hosts a three-member crew at all times for at least a decade.

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China plans to add two more sections to its space station, bringing the total number of modules to six.

Officials express China's willingness to work with international partners, including the U.S., in space exploration.

NASA's crewed lunar landing mission is planned for late 2025, while China's robotic mission is scheduled for 2026.