Bill Nelson, director of NASA, thinks that China could try to seize the Moon. In an interview with Picture, German newspaper, he said there was a new space race involving the Asian country.
“We should be very worried that China lands on the moon and then says, now it’s up to us and you’re left behind,” he revealed in the interview. According to Nelson, the Chinese space program is military in nature. He claims that the Chinese plan to build a special base on the Moon with the Russians.
Nelson also claimed that the Chinese were doing industrial espionage. “China is good,” he noted. “But China is also good because it steals other people’s ideas and technology.” The NASA director also said the Chinese government is learning how to destroy other nations’ satellites on the country’s space station.