What is the future of space science like – will it be triggered by collaboration or competition? Current dynamics of space exploration witness China advancing at a sharp rate, particularly boosted with its recent partnership with Russia.
The U.S. is definitely not taking the changing dynamics well, and experts recognize the need for prohibiting bilateral collaborations.The future of space science depends heavily on the two space superpowers, the U.S. and China. How the two nations engage in space exploration with each other and not just individually is crucial over the next few years. The U.S still stands as the global leader in space-based on most metrics.
John Logsdon put forth his ideas of the future of space power. He stated that the United States, and China, may engage in both competitions as well collaboration. As a professor at George Washington University, He added that this might be a good motivator after the U.S. competed with the Soviet and reached the moon.