China is building a new international space station by 2022
In China, the construction of a new space station. Experts call it the last step in the beginning of the space race of powers. China's UN ambassador, Shi Chzhuntszyun invited the entire world to take part in the project. "CCS is not only belongs to China, and all countries, regardless of their size or level of development can work together on equal terms," - he said.
The new space station could begin after 2022, according to documents released by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs. It must operate and maintain nearly a decade to find her six astronauts for up to 180 days. Construction of some parts has been completed. The main module is called "Tianhe-1" or "Harmony of Heaven." This module will be sent into orbit in 2020.
It is known that the United States banned the use of China's space agency ISS security reasons. However, the ISS is not eternal, and the administration of Donald Trump is considering the termination of the US to the ISS in 2025. NASA has already spent about $ 100 billion to maintain the ISS, which functions as an orbital laboratory for scientists and astronauts. Already, many of those who stood for the maintenance of the ISS, to invest in the Chinese space station. So said the hotel billionaire Robert Bigelow, which has its own space station construction plan, exceeding the ISS area twice.
According to Ars Technica, the European Space Agency agreed to cooperate with China. Their astronauts will be able to use the new station in the 2020s.