Yes, and apparently China has plans to do it before the rest of us. China is planning to build a colony of humans on the Moon and use it for a launching pad to Mars.

This is quite possible to actually happen.

I don’t favor manned missions to other planets over unmanned probes, but I can’t help it if Communist China decides they are going to do it.

In the image above we see China’s spacecraft recovery team working around the Shenzhou 11 landing capsule after its landing in Inner Mongolia. Credit: Xinhua

China has been sending manned missions to space for sometime now.