Space Race Declared “New Cold War” With China

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(ConservativeInsider.org) – Several Apollo astronauts have gone on record to comment on the advances in American technology that have been one of the tangible and beneficial results of the “space race” over the last half-century, noting that they have inevitably been the subjects of espionage by major powers such as Russia.

However, they make the point that now China is inexorably on the rise to global dominance, and the Communist Party of China has global military ambitions to help it achieve that dominance, it is important to discuss the technological advances made by America and the concept of sharing those advances with a regime that has such sinister ambitions on the global stage.

Harrison Schmitt, Charles Duke, Rusty Schweikert, and Randy Bresnik, all veterans of Apollo missions, were speaking at a National Memorial Day Parade in Washington DC. They were describing how it felt to be at the forefront of the technological achievements that resulted in the Moon landings, but they also touched upon the global and political ramifications of the events that brought the “Cold War” with Russia to an end and ultimately contributed to the break-up of the Soviet Union.

Schmitt opined that the government was long overdue in admitting that there was another “Cold War” developing with China, and that it was in the national interest to remain at the forefront of space-related technology and to achieve and maintain military dominance.

His remarks were echoed by Duke, who also made the point that although America is seen as the leader in global education, the imparting of sensitive information to Chinese students funded by the CCP could be seen as counter-productive as such students would likely compete against America when they conclude their studies.

Schweikert and Bresnik took a more liberal view, calling for co-operation between the United States and China, and expressing the hope that humanity won’t end up “militarizing space” – a hope which seems somewhat Panglossian given humanity’s track record on such matters.

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