Elon Musk wants "some cooperation" from the US and the Chinese government with regards to the journey and preparations in going to space, something which is extremely popular these days. It is known that NASA and the US are some of the most popular in the world, but other countries like China are already catching up with their science and innovations.
Earlier this year, China was the only other country that has deployed its rover on Mars known as the "Zhurong" spacecraft, which also aims to study the Red Planet. However, other countries like the Soviet Union, India, ESA, and the US have sent their spacecraft to Mars as well and studies the foreign planet.
Elon Musk wants US and China Cooperation
The SpaceX CEO and internet-appointed "imperator of Mars" have spoken, and according to Elon Musk via Twitter (@elonmusk), there should be international coordination between the US and China. Musk said it could be "some" cooperation but still wants a collaboration between the two countries who are known for their recent space missions.
Some amount of cooperation would be good— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 19, 2021
SpaceX is known themselves as aiming to go to Mars with their ventures with the Starship, something which the company is testing out now for the world to see. Moreover, it would soon make its full-stack test flights with the Super Heavy Booster rocket, which could reveal the timeline of SpaceX's Mars mission.
A collaboration for the US and China would be massive, especially as there is an unsaid competition between the two which internet people have been pitting against each other. Also, there have been debates and talks with regards to the US and China's space race, especially as people are anxious about how it would turn out.
SpaceX and CNSA Collab?
SpaceX and CNSA may collaborate as well, and it would be possible as the Musk company is known to carry out different missions for space agencies or private companies. It could be a satellite sent to orbit or a payload to orbit, as commissioned by the Chinese space agency for SpaceX to soon carry out.
However, it is important to note that the collaboration is not yet happening, nor are there insider leaks or speculations about it. This was only one of the possibilities with regards to SpaceX, as its CEO has spoken about his opinion on having a collaboration between the two countries.
NASA and CNSA
NASA and the CNSA have no known collaborations yet, unlike its partnership with the ESA, JAXA, and other countries. The only collaboration up to date was with the exchange of information among the international space community and to bring new data with regards to the Mars mission that both countries are involved in.
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Written by Isaiah Richard