16 October 2013
During last month’s AIAA SPACE 2013 Conference, SpaceX vice president for government affairs Adam Harris said that China’s space program is SpaceX’s main competitor for commercial launches. Harris said that SpaceX currently has more than 50 missions on its books, but only about a third of those are with government agencies, such as missions launching cargo to the ISS. Harris warned that if the U.S. wants to continue as the leader in space, it needs a commitment like the one China is showing towards its space program. (Image Credit: Xinhua)
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