Elon Musk wants the US and China to work together on space missions, would it be for SpaceX, CNSA?

Elon Musk would like the US and the Chinese government to have “some cooperation” on travel and preparations for space flight, which is extremely popular these days. NASA and the US are known to be some of the most popular in the world, but other countries like China are already catching up with their science and innovation.

Earlier this year, China was the only other country to have its rover known as the “Zhurong” spacecraft on Mars, which is also supposed to study the Red Planet. But other countries such as the Soviet Union, India, ESA and the USA have also sent their space probes to Mars and are investigating the alien planet.

Elon Musk wants cooperation between the US and China

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HAWTHORNE, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk speaks to rocket components at a press conference announcing the Japanese billionaire chosen by the company to fly around the moon on September 17, 2018 in Hawthorne, California. If the project is successful, Yusaka Maezawa would be the first private individual to fly around the moon.

The SpaceX CEO and the Internet-appointed “Emperor of Mars” have spoken, and according to Elon Musk via Twitter (@elonmusk) there will be an international vote between the US and China. Musk said it could be “some” collaborations but still wants a collaboration between the two countries known for their recent space missions.

A little cooperation would be good

– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 19, 2021

SpaceX is itself known for flying its ventures to Mars on the Starship, which the company is now testing for the world. In addition, it would soon be doing its full-stack test flights of the Super Heavy Booster rocket, which could reveal the schedule of SpaceX’s Mars mission.

A cooperation for the US and China would be massive, especially since there is an unspoken competition between the two, which Internet people play off against each other. There has also been debate and discussion surrounding the US and China space race, especially as people are concerned about how it would turn out.

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Collaborate with SpaceX and CNSA?

SpaceX and CNSA can also work together, and it would be possible because the Musk company is known to conduct various missions for space agencies or private companies. It could be a satellite going into orbit or a payload into orbit like the one that the Chinese space agency is about to commission for SpaceX.

It is important to note, however, that the collaboration is not yet happening, nor are there any insider leaks or speculation about it. This was just one of the possibilities in relation to SpaceX as the CEO shared his opinion on a collaboration between the two countries.


In contrast to their partnership with ESA, JAXA and other countries, NASA and CNSA do not yet have any known collaborations. The only collaboration so far has been to share information between the international space community and provide new data related to the Mars mission in which both countries are involved.

NASA’s Bill Nelson initially congratulated the CNSA on the successful landing of the Zhurong rover, but there has not yet been any major collaboration.

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