What's next for the global space race?

Half a century after the United States won the race to put a man on the moon, a new space race, with some new contenders, is accelerating. China, in particular, has some audacious plans: it wants to build a manned moon base in the next decade and begin to exploit the Moon in search of energy resources.

That has caused the US respond to preserve their leadership in space for a long time. In March, Vice President Mike Pence told the recently re-established National Space Council that the United States should return astronauts to the moon by 2024 …

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