Over the past couple of years, we’ve witnessed what is in essence the collapse of the United States space program, don’t you agree?
Meanwhile, China is venturing ahead with manned space flights seemingly by the month and the Russian federation, newly flush with natural gas money from Europe is doing the same.
My friend who owns a company selling gift baskets might not see the value and the problem with other countries passing us by when it comes to space exploration, but I do. First of all, we see a lot of scientific value and research dollars that are generated, what if the next big thing in space is found by China? Are you willing to let them have control of satellites and other access points to the entire world?