Space Station Politics

October 24, 2014 1

Written by Roger Handberg. We are now entering the third wave in space station construction: the first occurring in the 1970s with the Soviet Salyut…

Written by Joan Johnson-Freese. Space activity, including everything from launch, to orbital operations, servicing and exploration– and especially human spaceflight– is difficult, risky and expensive.…

China’s Space Program

October 20, 2014 0

In 2003 China became the third country after the United States and Russia to launch a human into space. Yang Liwei’s successful mission on Shenzhou…