The Newsletter 63 Spring 2013

China and the International Space Station (ISS): China's distance from the project

Kimberly O’Brien

According to most historiography regarding ISS partnerships and policies, China’s involvement with its creation and on-going development has been insignificant despite it being the first major cooperative space science project in history. As the third country to establish a substantial human space exploration program using viable manned spacecraft, China’s association with other spacefaring nations confirms the technological linkages and political climate, which suggests significance between the Chinese space program and political dynamics.

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