Daily Star saves the world after buying acre of Moon to avert Star Wars battle

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    Your Daily Star today steps in to avert Star Wars after buying up a neutral zone between America and China on the Moon.

    The two superpowers have admitted they are in a space race to reach key parts of the moon with an abundance of water.

    They’ve made it clear that once they find the mineral-rich wetlands they hope to mine them in future to boost their nations back home. And it’s feared it could lead to all-out war over the rocky satellite.

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    Experts have warned there could be intergalactic conflict as the battle to conquer outer space intensifies. But your Daily Star has decided to step in and save the world.

    We have bought-up a vital a strip of the moon, in the Sea of Tranquility, right in the heart of the desired area. And it only cost £78 from the Lunar Registry to ensure there’s now a Daily Star-owned acre of ‘neutral zone’ that will separate the US and Chinese astronauts, avoiding a space clash.

    It comes as NASA chief Bill Nelson said he wanted to make sure the US get to the moon "first" as he is worried China would colonise the best parts. He said: “What I’m concerned about is that we find water on the south pole of the moon, China gets there, and China says this is our area. You can’t come here, it’s ours.”

    China, the only country to have its own space station, has already brought moon samples back to Earth and plans to reach the moon’s polar regions in the near future. The nation said it is committed to the “peaceful exploration of space” and has previously dismissed US concerns about its space programme as “a smear campaign against China’s normal and reasonable outer space endeavours”.

    But Mr Nelson’s comments have revived memories of the 1960s and 1970s, when the agency was in a space race with the Soviet Union. In 1957 Russia became the first country to put a satellite in orbit.

    Half a century later, NASA pays private companies such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to do work on its behalf. Mr Nelson said it allows huge costs to be shared and for NASA to draw on “the creativity of entrepreneurs in the private sector”.

    In August, India became the fourth nation to achieve a soft landing on the Moon and the first to reach the lunar south pole region. The Daily Star has asked NASA for a comment on the merits of its Star Wars lunar intervention.

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