Space & Astronomy
Nations compete in new space race
By T.K. Randall
July 28, 2011 · 19 comments
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As NASA's shuttle program ends other countries are moving forward with their own spaceflight plans.
Later this year China is hoping to launch the first part of its new space station while India has plans to put humans in to space by 2016. Elsewhere Iran is planning to send a monkey in to space very soon and the European Space Agency is conducting experiments designed to simulate an extended manned trip to Mars.
As NASA retreats from an ambitious human spaceflight program for the foreseeable future, foreign countries are moving ahead with their own multibillion-dollar plans to go to the moon, build space stations and even take the long voyage to Mars.
Source: LA Times
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