China recently launched its second space laboratory, a man-tended module that currently houses two astronauts, and the nation is working toward a full space station of roughly 60 metric tons by 2022, actively courting international participation. Some in the U.S. debate whether or not to cooperate with China, but the Chinese frankly don’t care. They’re seeking other partners. In space, as in so many other areas of international leadership, the Obama administration’s ...


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