The New Space Race

China vs. the United States

  • Erik Seedhouse

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. High Frontier Politics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Erik Seedhouse
      Pages 3-22
    3. Erik Seedhouse
      Pages 23-48
  3. Dark Arena

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-50
    2. Erik Seedhouse
      Pages 51-77
    3. Erik Seedhouse
      Pages 79-106
    4. Erik Seedhouse
      Pages 107-123
  4. The Second Space Race

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-129
    2. Erik Seedhouse
      Pages 153-181
    3. Erik Seedhouse
      Pages 183-206
  5. Why Cooperation Won’t Work and Why a New Space Race is Looming

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Erik Seedhouse
      Pages 219-230
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 231-250

About this book


The world’s most populous nation views space as an asset, not only from a technological and commercial perspective but also from a political one. The repercussions of this ideology already extend far beyond Washington. China vs. the United States explores future Chinese aspirations in space and the implications of a looming space race.

Dr. Seedhouse provides background information on the fifteen-year history of the China National Space Administration and its long list of accomplishments. Sino-U.S. technological and commercial interests in space are discussed, including their interest in encouraging a potential space race. The national security objectives of the U.S. and China are also examined.


Chang'e lunar orbiter China space policy Chinese lunar exploration program Chinese space exploration Chinese space program Chinese space technology Chinese spacewalk Sino-U.S. relations spaceflight

Authors and affiliations

  • Erik Seedhouse
    • 1
  1. 1.MiltonCanada

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