The case for and against collaboration with China
Space has always been a venue for partnerships and competition, whether the “handshake-in-space” Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) in 1975, or the US space race with the Soviets in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Although the space age dawned in competitive mode, today’s political and funding realities have shifted the balance more towards cooperation, although, as we shall see, this trend may soon be reversed.
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