Trendwatch | The New Space Race

We are in the midst of a new space race.

in 2014 there were more successful space launches than in any year since 1992 with Russia and the United States now joined by China in the battle for space supremacy.

In the past few months alone we have: witnessed scenes of ubridled joy at the successful landing of a robot on a comet in deep space; rediscovered the Beagle 2 spacecraft intact on the surface of Mars some 11 years after contact with it was lost; and seen NASA proposing a mission to the icy moon of Jupiter.

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