Started Nov 30, 2018 06:00PM UTC   •   Closing Oct 01, 2019 06:59AM UTC

The Economist asks

Between 30 November 2018 and 30 September 2019, which country will next land on the moon?

While a race to Mars dominates most space exploration news, some countries are eyeing a return to the moon (The Economist, The Conversation). In 2013, China became the third country to land on the moon, the first since the 1970s, and they hope to return in December 2018 (Science News, Science News). Meanwhile, India and Israel are also both looking to land on the moon in 2019 (Space.com,The Jewish News of Northern California). Crashes and impacts will not count (e.g. Universe Today, NASA). Landings by any organization from China, India, or Israel (e.g., governmental, private, non-profit) will count.

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Name Probability
China 100%
India 0%
Israel 0%
Another country 0%
No country will land on the moon in this timeframe 0%

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