NASA along with its partners are now trying to decide about the future of the International Space Station and the amount of time they need to run the space station in future. With all this these things going on, China has decided to launch its Space station which will be known as The China Space Station or CSS, and it will become operational by 2022.
According to the ShojiZhongjun, who is China’s ambassador to UN and other international organisations in Vienna said, CSS belongs not only to China but also to the world. All countries, regardless of their size and level of development, can participate in the cooperation on an equal footing.”
The increased in opportunities for the countries who are interested in space tech and also the part of an agreement which is between the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs(UNOOSA) and China’s Manned Space Agency. This type of announcement shows that they have the most significant soft power threat during the last six decades to the US and Russsian dominance of spaceflight. As per the Chinese officials, the country is standing firm to help the developing nations who are interested in space technology.
If the news of the White House is true, then ISS may decommission in the year 2025. The White House wants to end $3 to $4 billion per year support to the station and China is now eyeing an opportunity to give all other nations with this opportunity to send their people and conduct the experiments in their station.
With this offer by China, Russia already accepted the offer, and it also sent its astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti to China. There the astronaut will learn Chinese language and also will be trained with Chinese astronauts so that it will be easy to work in Chinese Space station.