Russia and China announce plan to build shared nuclear reactor on the moon by 2035, 'without humans

Sep 8, 2023
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Russia has been planning/promising great things in space for decades and delivering very little. And their chronic leak issues don't speak well of their modern quality control.

That in turn brings up the question of why China, which has been doing well enough on their own would feel the need to tie themselves to Russia. They don't feel competent enough to do it on their own?

Finally, there is the time frame; 2035?

The demographic and economic future of both countries is at serious risk over the next 5 years and neither might be able to afford a big prestige space project by 2035.

In other words: I'll believe it when I see it.