Nasa’s Space Launch System rocket with an Orion capsule, part of the Artemis 1 mission, sits on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Centre in Merrit Island, Florida, on September 3. Photo: EPA-EFE
Nasa’s Space Launch System rocket with an Orion capsule, part of the Artemis 1 mission, sits on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Centre in Merrit Island, Florida, on September 3. Photo: EPA-EFE
Paul Freelend
Opinion

Opinion

Paul Freelend

How US can avoid repeating Cold War space race mistakes with China

  • A space race is brewing again 50 years after humans last set foot on the moon amid Cold War conflict
  • To get it right this time, the US must avoid great power rivalry, make it greener – with reusable rockets for a start – and keep it a purely scientific endeavour

Nasa’s Space Launch System rocket with an Orion capsule, part of the Artemis 1 mission, sits on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Centre in Merrit Island, Florida, on September 3. Photo: EPA-EFE
Nasa’s Space Launch System rocket with an Orion capsule, part of the Artemis 1 mission, sits on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Centre in Merrit Island, Florida, on September 3. Photo: EPA-EFE
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