With China's Chang-e-4 and Yutu 2, which send us pictures on the far side of the moon, the world's most populous country is now trying to build a ground satellite base.
Giving 10 years, the Chinese National Space Administration (CSNA) will build a research station at the south pole of the Moon, according to the Xinhua State Agency.
CSNA chief Zhang Kedjan said the station's building materials will be sent in orbit through China's Long March-5B missile in mid-2020.
By the end of 2020, China intends to release its fourth lunar probe – Chang-e-5. And then, in 2022, his space station, Tiangong, will be released – or "Heavenly Palace".
Both missions are not a joint effort with the International Space Station (ISS), and China aims to replace the IAS with Tiangong when former retirees retire in 2024.
Currently, IAS is an effort to collaborate in space between the US, Russia, Canada, Europe and Japan.
In short: China means business when it comes to exploring the cosmos. The space race officially started, people!