side-banner

China livid over NASA chief Bill Nelson's charge of Moon grab, accuses US of 'stoking space arms race'

Shortpedia

Content Team
Image Credit: NASA

Accusing the US of "stoking space arms race and disrupting global strategic stability", China has slammed NASA chief Bill Nelson for his jibe that Beijing, which is aggressively pursuing a space programme under the aegis of its military, might one day take over the moon and claim ownership of it. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said this is not the first time that the NASA administrator has lashed out at China.