Space Race

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Small Steps in the New Space Race
Posted March 14, 2022 Written by Claire

In my recent novel, Dragon on the Far Side of the Moon, I weave a thriller where the U.S. and […]

A photograph of a bear and tiger looking ahead, side by side in front of a black background. The lighting is dramatic.
Tigers, Bears and Prey: Updates to the Chinese-Russian Alliance
Posted February 14, 2022 Written by Claire

In past blogs, I’ve written about the ramifications of the International Space Station’s scheduled decommissioning in 2031 when it will […]

A landscape scene of Mars. It is desert-like and sandy with mountains in the background. The air is hazy and the whole image is tinted red.
Things You Should Know But Don’t: The Race for Mars
Posted September 13, 2021 Written by Claire

If you’ve been keeping up with space news, you’ll know that this summer has been busy. Between the private sector […]

Things You Should Know But Don’t: When the Goal Outweighs the Risk
Posted May 24, 2021 Written by admin

On April 29, China launched its first module for the new Tiangong space station aboard its Long March 5B rocket. […]

Second Place is No Place to Be
Posted February 8, 2021 Written by admin

Recent press reports indicate that NASA has announced it is postponing until April 30, 2021 its decision to award a contract to one of three bidders for the development of a human lunar landing system. 

Things You Should Know But Don’t: Private vs. Public Sector Space Exploration
Posted October 27, 2020 Written by admin

While both the private and public sectors are active, there are pros and cons to each side.

China Is Winning the Space Race
Posted September 16, 2020 Written by admin

China advances are undaunted and launched more rockets into space in 2019 than any other nation in the world with plans to repeat that feat in 2020. And don’t forget China’s lead in artificial intelligence and computer learning. Put it all together and the conclusion is inescapable.