Nasa’s Orion captured the Moon as it flew past in December 2022 (Credit: Nasa)The head of Nasa is worried China may claim the moon as its own territory – and prevent the US from landing there again. ‘It is a fact: we’re in a space race,’ the current Nasa Administrator, Bill Nelson, said in an interview. ‘And it is true that we better watch out that they [China] don’t get to a place on the moon under the guise of scientific research. That’s what we’re looking to do,’ Nasa’s former director, Jim Bridenstine, had said of future moon missions previously. To this end, Nasa has recently awarded a £47,000,000 contract to build habitats and roads on the moon.