The main goal is still the sexy space endeavor for all leading nations: Mars.
The probe the Chinese will send to space will carry potato seeds as well as insect larvae. If they manage to survive, their next destination is Mars.
Scientists believe successfully establishing agricultural techniques in spacial environments will be key to colonizing other planets. Hollywood drew on this in the recent movie about the Red Planet “The Martian” starring Matt Damon.
China has successfully built a mini ecosystem on a satellite. Now, they are attempting to do so in their moon palace, in time to gather intel before they launch their probe for Mars in 2020.
No country has successfully operated a probe on Mars for longer than 14.5 seconds.
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