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The Barker Files (Part VI): China as a Deep-Space Power

on Fri, 01/22/2016 - 08:02

By Raymond A. Keller, II, Ph.D.

Bright spots on Ceres

One who regularly reads the China Journal of Space Science cannot help but marvel at the vast strides being made in deep-space exploration by this emerging superpower.  Since outer space is limitless, there are clearly many directions the Chinese space exploration program could take.  That's why an article appearing in the May 2014 edition of the China Journal of Space Science, 34(5):516-517, "China's Deep-space Exploration to 2030," is so important; for it signals the focus that China's scientific establishment has placed on such