The hunt for new sources of energy on the Moon is propelling a new space race.
LEE HAN SHIH
Thanks to the US preoccupation with Iraq, China now has a good chance to be the first nation to put a woman on the moon.
LEE HAN SHIH
Japan, long accustomed to being Asia’s technological leader is getting serious competition from China.
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
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