China’s key space exploration program is aimed at the Moon, with a sample-return mission planned for this year and a historic landing on the far side in 2018. But the country’s space program managers are looking far beyond Earth’s natural satellite. A program for deep-space exploration up to 2030 is close to receiving budgetary approval, says a senior program official. Among the three planned destinations for the missions, Mars and asteroids present no major new ...

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