China Has Big Plans For Space Exploration, And The US Is Nervous
One of its goals? Settle on the moon.By Ethan Weston | October 16, 2016
On Monday, two astronauts will be launched on China's longest space mission.
They'll spend 33 days on the country's new space lab conducting experiments in physics, medicine and biology.
Thirty-three days probably doesn't seem like much — one Russian cosmonaut spent 438 days up there — but it's actually part of some major plans that China has for its space program.