NASA sought Chinese help for US mission
US scientists wanted to use Chinese spacecraft, relay satellite to help plan American mission
By Riyaz ul Khaliq
Scientists in China claimed NASA sought their help to launch a mission on the moon.
The South China Morning Daily said the revelation was made by a top scientist involved in China’s lunar project.
The claim was made Tuesday when Chinese scientists released pictures of a
“US space scientists asked permission to use
Wu said American scientists asked China to “extend the Queqiao relay satellite’s lifespan and allow an American beacon device to be placed on
“We asked the Americans why they wanted our relay satellite to operate longer,” Wu said. “It would help the U.S. side plan its own lunar landing strategy.”
The report said that Queqiao relay satellite played a “critical” role in