2020: China Shoots the Moon
The Asia-Pacific Journal | Japan Focus Volume 18 | Issue 23 | Number 3 | Article ID 5520 | Dec 01, 2020
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China Shoots the Moon
Philip J. Cunningham
With China’s Chang’e 5 rocket launch, which landed on the moon on December 1, the long US-Russian domination of space has a major challenger. The issues extend beyond national pride to a global leadership initiative in rocketry whose implications extend to military, economic and diverse scientific applications at a time of mounting US-China rivalry in all spheres. ....