The cruel space race between the United States and the Soviet Union left Beijing, which launched its first piloted space flight in 2003, more than 40 years after NASA's achievements.
But in recent decades, when China grew
Encouraged by billions of dollars in government investment, Beijing launched space labs and satellites in orbit and even became the first country to send a unmanned rover to the far side of the moon.
Private Chinese companies are also investing in space research and technology, with the first successful launch of private missiles in the country in May 2018.
Even more ambitions are on the horizon – Beijing is working to send astronauts to [1
"The improbation is that if they continue to improve in scale, they are likely to come to a leading force at some point, it's only a matter of time."
"We will also make satellites"  At the beginning of the space race in the late 1950s, Communist Party founder Mao Zedong said, "We will also make satellites."
It took a little more than 10 years for China to launch its first companion, Donphangong- The East is Red 1 – on April 24, 1970, at the height of the Chaos of the Cultural Revolution
With China's economic reforms of the 1980s, progressed to the start of the first piloted mission in 2003. Since then, China has sent six crews into space and has released two space labs in Earth's orbit.
The main purpose of the two Rivers was to study a field previously intact from humanity and responding to questions such as whether the moon's poles have water or other resources.
In a statement, China's National Space Administration said landing has opened a new chapter in the Moon's study of humanity.
has shown how far Chinese space technology has come.