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China, Russia Agree to Cooperate on Permanent Moon Base
March 10, 2021

China, Russia Agree to Cooperate on Permanent Moon Base

By Shannon Tiezzi
China has long planned to set up a manned lunar research station. Now it has its first international partner.

China’s Space Program Suggests Decoupling Won’t Work Like the US Hopes
December 16, 2020

China’s Space Program Suggests Decoupling Won’t Work Like the US Hopes

By Brantly Womack
The U.S. has long frozen China out of space cooperation. That hasn’t stopped China from making substantial progress.
South Korea’s Only Astronaut Retires
June 27, 2014

South Korea’s Only Astronaut Retires

By Tae-jun Kang
Yi So-yeon, the first astronaut of Korea, has announced she will retire in August.

The Russia-US Melee: Cold War Redux in Space?
June 05, 2014

The Russia-US Melee: Cold War Redux in Space?

By Melissa S. Hersh & Ajey Lele
Tensions emerging from the Ukraine crisis don’t auger well for future cooperation in space.

Russia to Deny United States Access to International Space Station Starting in 2020
May 15, 2014

Russia to Deny United States Access to International Space Station Starting in 2020

By Ankit Panda
The Ukraine crisis is affecting the status of U.S.-Russia cooperation in space.

Koichi Wakata Becomes First Japanese Commander of International Space Station
March 11, 2014

Koichi Wakata Becomes First Japanese Commander of International Space Station

By J.T. Quigley
The veteran astronaut, who previously served as flight engineer, will hold the post until mid-May.

U.S. in Space: Superiority, Not Dominance
January 16, 2014

U.S. in Space: Superiority, Not Dominance

By Travis C. Stalcup
Trying for dominance in space is counterproductive. The U.S. should settle for a more modest goal.
Japan Will Cast a “Magnetic Net” for Space Junk
January 16, 2014

Japan Will Cast a “Magnetic Net” for Space Junk

By J.T. Quigley
JAXA has partnered with a fishing equipment company in an attempt to clean up orbiting debris.

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