The hunt for new sources of energy on the Moon is propelling a new space race.
LEE HAN SHIH
How nations divide up the Arctic could set precedence for the Moon.
LEE HAN SHIH
The moon is full of helium 3. The Earth has pitifully little of it. This is just as well. If Earth had as much helium 3 as that found on the Moon, there would be no life on it.
LEE HAN SHIH
In November 2003 India celebrated the 40th anniversary of its space programme. The celebration attracted little attention outside the country, even among space enthusiasts. Everyone else was too busy soaking up the implication of China’s first manned space flight, which was launched successfully in October and placed China as the third space power after the US and Russia.
LEE HAN SHIH
China's first space tourist will be Jason Jiang Nanchun of Focus Media, if the rumours can be believed.
LEE HAN SHIH
The space program of the People's Republic of China is currently directed by the China National Space Administration (CSNA). Its technological roots can be traced back to the late 1950s.
LEE HAN SHIH
America’s lunar programme has always been a male-dominated affair. Even its name, Apollo, is that of a male deity, the Greek god of the sun.
LEE HAN SHIH