NASA, the agency that first placed a man on the moon, relies on private contractors and the Chinese for space access.
The first space race pitted the U.S. vs. the Soviet Union, but now a whole new competition has begun, and it will be a lot more interesting than the first.
This past Saturday a remarkable thing happened. A probe the size of a small car that was launched from China landed on the moon and disgorged onto its surface a rover weighing 260 pounds. The rover Yutu, whose name translates into Jade Rabbit, can carry a 44-pound payload, transmit video in real time, perform simple analyses of soil