Shifting Constellations Europe Eyes China in Space Race

As America has reduced its space funding and capabilities, the European Space Agency has turned to the new rising power in space: China. Though obstacles remain, collaboration could one day take a European-Chinese crew to the moon.
Von Kevin Holden Platt
Partner or rival for Europe? Chinese astronauts can be seen as their Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft docks with the Tiangong-1 space lab in June.

Partner or rival for Europe? Chinese astronauts can be seen as their Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft docks with the Tiangong-1 space lab in June.

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