28 November 2016
Bloomberg news service reports that the Chinese government is willing to raise investment into space science from 4.7 billion yuan ($695 million) between 2011 to 2015, to 15.6 billion yuan ($2.3 billion). This is still less than NASA's $5.6 billion budget, but it shows that China is getting serious about its space programme. With this investment, China might be able to land on the Moon by 2036, and might be able to set course for a manned mission to Mars.
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