Is China About To Weaponize Space, including the Moon? (Guest: Michael Letts)
As farfetched as the idea sounds, law enforcement veteran Michael Letts believes it’s a possibility.
In a move that should alarm Americans everywhere, China has suspiciously escalated its space program, launching a new crew for its space station with an ominous goal of landing astronauts on the moon before 2030. This comes as the country flexes its power in the global arena, potentially setting the stage for a potential space weaponization agenda.
The crew, made up of Jing Haipeng, Zhu Yangzhu, and Gui Haichao, blasted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, marking the country’s fifth manned mission to the space station since 2021. Gui Haichao, notably the first civilian astronaut, is a professor at China’s prestigious aeronautics institution Beihang University.
This raises serious questions about the possible dual use of their science and technology programs, with civilian research potentially being co-opted for more nefarious military purposes.
China’s rapid advancements in space capabilities, including the establishment of its Tiangong space station, have been noted with caution by many observers. The fact that they are planning to add a fourth module to the station to advance support for scientific experiments and provide the crew with improved working and living conditions further fuels speculations about their true intentions2. Are these supposed “scientific experiments” just a front for the development of advanced space-based weaponry?
Furthermore, it’s worth noting that China built its own space station after it was excluded from the International Space Station, largely due to U.S. objections over the Chinese space programs’ close ties to the People’s Liberation Army. This shadow of military influence in the civilian space program raises alarm bells about China’s future plans for space weaponization.
China’s ambitious lunar program, coupled with its push for expanded space station capabilities, may be less about scientific exploration and more about establishing strategic military advantages in space. While the U.S. aims to put astronauts back on the lunar surface by the end of 2025 as part of a renewed commitment to crewed missions, China is planning a “short stay on the lunar surface and human-robotic joint exploration.” This seemingly innocuous “joint exploration” could potentially be a cover for deploying advanced surveillance or even weapon systems on the moon.
Worse still, China’s deputy director of its space agency has stated that they have a “complete near-Earth human space station and human round-trip transportation system,” and a process for selecting, training and supporting new astronauts. This could be interpreted as China preparing a cadre of military-trained astronauts to command future space-based weapons platforms.
In light of the recent developments with China’s space program, we would like to offer Michael Letts, the esteemed founder and CEO of InVest USA, as a guest for your next interview. With his extensive knowledge and insightful perspective, Michael Letts is well-equipped to discuss the implications of China’s ventures into space and how they may impact the global scene, particularly from a conservative standpoint.
- What are your initial thoughts on China’s space program and the recent launch of their Shenzhou-16 mission?
- Given China’s military history (as well as its recent infiltration across U.S. borders, particularly with its surveillance balloon, should we be concerned about potential militarization of space?
- How can the US and other nations prepare for the potential security risks posed by China’s advancements in space technology?
- How does China’s space program reflect the broader geopolitical competition between China and the US?
- What steps should the US take to maintain its edge in space exploration and technology?
- Could the US’s private sector, with companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin, be our advantage in this new space race?
- How might China’s space program affect global cooperation and treaties regarding space exploration and use?
- What policies should the US government implement to ensure that space remains a peaceful environment for exploration and scientific discovery?
- From a conservative perspective, what are your views on international collaboration in space exploration?
- You’re the creator of InVest USA, an organization that provides bulletproof vests to police officers through various charitable groups and sponsorships. Tell us more about that, and why support for fellow officers is so important right now.
- Where can we learn more about InVest USA, and how those interested can help their fellow officers.
You can visit our official InVest USA website, and learn more on the official Invest USA Twitter account. You can also learn about my new initiative at RestoringJustice.US, where we discuss lawful issues surrounding citizens of the United States.
About Michael Letts:
Michael Letts is the Founder, President, and CEO of InVest USA, a national grassroots non-profit organization that is helping hundreds of communities provide thousands of bulletproof vests for their police forces through educational, public relations, sponsorship, and fundraising programs. He also has over 30 years of law enforcement experience under his belt, hence his pro-police stance for his brothers and sisters in blue. Those interested in learning more about Letts can visit his official website here.