NASA raises China soft-power threat if space station is retired

by Peter B. de Selding

One measure of China's engagement with the outside world on space subjects is Chinese participation in space technology conferences. The biggest of these is the annual International Astronautical Congress.  China accounts for 21 percent of the 3,403 abstracts submitted for this year's event, to be held in Adelaide, Australia, ahead of the United States, with 17 percent, followed by Germany, Australia, Italy, Japan, India, France, Russia and the United Kingdom. Credit: International Astronautical Federation


PARIS — A senior NASA official told the U.S. Congress that China may steal the march on the United States in the . . .

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