Challenging America Europe Seeks Space Cooperation With China

Europe's space industry, cash-strapped as a result of the debt crisis, wants to step up cooperation with China, which has an ambitious program and is building a moon-landing vehicle and capsules for manned missions. Such an alliance would likely cause tensions with the US.
Von Christian Schwägerl
An unmanned Chinese space rocket launching from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu Province last November.

An unmanned Chinese space rocket launching from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu Province last November.

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Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
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