The launch is part of NASA's Artemis programme which seeks to return humans to the Moon and build a sustained presence there.
Beijing reacted after NASA chief Bill Nelson raised concerns over China's "landing on the moon and saying: 'It's ours now and you stay out'."
China will launch a spacecraft carrying three astronauts on a scheduled flight to the core module of the unfinished Chinese space station, where they will work and live for six months.
The achievement heralds the promise of using earthly plants to support human outposts on other worlds.
The selection and training of the country's first astronaut to go to space on a science mission will take place in the coming year, the head of the Turkish Space Agency announced.
The launch team will wait until SpaceX launches four private passengers to the International Space Station on Friday.
NASA's $37 billion rocket system aims to return astronauts to Moon and establish a long-term lunar colony as a precursor to eventual human exploration of Mars.
NASA researchers will begin to analyze the sample tubes kept sealed so that they could be studied years later, with the help of the latest technical breakthroughs.
A total of 74 unique NASA photographs are up for sale, including 26 taken on the Moon during the Apollo missions in the 1960s and 1970s.
South Korea's President Moon Jae-in says preventing such a crisis through persistent dialogue and diplomacy will be the task that political leaders in the countries concerned must fulfil together.
Parts of SpaceX rocket that were abandoned in space after a NASA-led mission in 2015 will crash into the Moon in March, experts say.
The sunshield will be permanently positioned between NASA's Webb telescope and the Sun, Earth and Moon, ensuring the observatory is kept in the shade as it completes its mission.
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