A New Space Race

  • Tim R. BowlerEmail author


The Russian space pioneer Konstantin Tsiolkovsky famously wrote in a letter in 1911 that “a planet is the cradle of mind (usually cited as ‘humanity’) but one cannot live in a cradle forever”. A hundred years on, we are now witnessing dramatic advances in space. The sector, so long the preserve of governments and national agencies, is opening up to widespread competition.

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  1. 1.BBC NewsLondonUK

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