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Why SpaceX and Blue Origin Are Competing With China

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Elon Musk's SpaceX and Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin have long dominated the news with their respective advances in private space travel industry. But two private Chinese companies are also making big moves and gaining billions in investments as China's state space agency announces its own ambitious goals. Here's what's going on in the global space race. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Follow CNBC on LinkedIn: https://cnb.cx/LinkedInCNBC Follow CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC #CNBC #SpaceX #BlueOrigin Why SpaceX and Blue Origin Are Competing With China
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first Impression (21 days ago)
China went to the moon in 3 years ? Wow
David I (1 month ago)
I hope SpaceX and BlueOrigin are investing in cybersecurity because the Chinese are master thieves and they will just wait until those companies make a breakthrough and then hack them to steal the tech and leapfrog the process.
JF F (1 month ago)
Bozos and Blue Origin; nothing happening there anytime soon. However, since china - collectively - represents a low-life thief that steals everything, we should put lots of plausible nonsense out there for them to "invent". Fair play IMO..
Andrew Suhady (1 month ago)
jeff who???
Leonardo BrawijayaMRQ (1 month ago)
so again we will see corporation vs state sponsored corporation.
ⵉⵜⵔⵓⵏⴰⵓⵜ (1 month ago)
One Space rockets haven't reached space yet, their most successful sounding rocket went to an altitude of 40 km.
jimdraw.com (1 month ago)
1:32 Who put the bloody golf ball in space? Slightly irresponsible no?
Bob (1 month ago)
This video is a joke with China as a competitor
Bob (1 month ago)
What about Boeing? You forgot all about Boeing
Some One (1 month ago)
Why exactly do we need to reach Mars?
Max PlaysGamez - Shares Gaming Experience & Stuffs (1 month ago)
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Muhammad Mohsin (1 month ago)
Invest in EARTH.... Watch Interstellar
Jiingle Atanacio (1 month ago)
CHINA WILL COLLAPSE
Devon Rusinek (1 month ago)
CNBC is seeing the value of Vox style videos and is now copying that style.
Hail King Devin (1 month ago)
USA man #1 in moon . China Robot #2 in moon 2 Time.
alex (1 month ago)
Awesome
St. Batu (1 month ago)
So... Did China pass Russia? Or do we just have to compare China to the US even when it's not close?
Rob Fraser (1 month ago)
What has Russia done lately? China has put a man in space and then more people, now they are about to launch their first space station while at the beginning of a lunar program that sees them aiming to put someone on the moon by 2025. I'd say they are far ahead of modern day Russia.
Michael Tsang (1 month ago)
I feel like we're not even done exploring earth yet.
Isaac Sanders (1 month ago)
China copies everything. They need to wait to see what the West does and then they take action. Lol - Oh with cheaper and weaker machines, intellect, reason.
Gekko's Opinion (1 month ago)
the real strength of china is the ability to steal tech from other companies and countries
Anime watch (1 month ago)
I don't think China is racing to Mars or even the moon. There are not even a single announcement that they are going to build a base on the moon. The recent moon drone is more like a side project that is just doing catch up. Calling this a competition is ridiculous. China real focus now is building infrastructures and Silk Road 2.0.
Rakib Shaharia (1 month ago)
space has become more important than the world we live in.
E A Setyawan (1 month ago)
Isn't it good? More innovation, more research, more cheap rocket.
GuizhongLin88 (1 month ago)
If China does manage to develop a viable means to harvest resources from outer space and colonize it, it would be a good thing for all of humanity.
AthenaSaints (1 month ago)
Finally, I welcome the Chinese to kick the Americans' rear end, so USA stop procrastinating regarding human space exploration. Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson finally going to get his wish.
ap7 K5 (1 month ago)
If China ever becomes number one at anything it won’t last since everything they do is copied or stolen so when they are on top they have no one to copy and will fall back
JD Meaney (1 month ago)
Boeing is a huge contender as well vs spaceX and Blue Origin. As well as Lockheed and Northrup.
Fuck You (1 month ago)
China was able to do it so quickly because the CCP shamelessly commits espionage against all of the countries that spend their time/money on all of the r&d
Fuck You (1 month ago)
What can we as the average American citizen do to help?
Gordon Chiew (1 month ago)
ok the space race is really happening this time
tfylhk (1 month ago)
Be careful Chinese lady, one day you will be kidnapped by US government if they can't compete in business
TV Mohini (1 month ago)
The market for satellite launches is huge and given the trend towards building cheaper, smaller and low orbit satellites (CubeSats typically are about 3lbs) is only likely to get bigger and more importantly go down market. I.e the trend towards cheaper and less sophisticated launch vehicles. This is where lots of private companies will shine and ISRO targets this segment. These folks don't sell the most sophisticated launch vehicles but the cheapest cost to launch. Hence the trend towards launching over 100 satellites from a single rocket (ISRO in 2017). Again the claim to fame is not by being the best or most sophisticated but the most cost effective and by giving a "good enough" probability of success. Certainly not appropriate for a $200mm satellite but great for one that costs a few hundred thousand dollars (and I'm not kidding about the price point). So I'll say ISROs approach is actually very commercial.
SOURAV SWAIN (1 month ago)
The 1st country in asia to send an orbiter satellite to mars is ISRO(Indian Space Research Organization), & yes Isro is planning to send a lander and rover to mars by 2023 .... and a human by 2035
Peterorrs hooterder (1 month ago)
Fake moon landing hahaha that is a good one.
Sun Wu (1 month ago)
American space force tho....
supreme loard (1 month ago)
I love to see space race than military power race
bharani dharan (1 month ago)
Go SpaceX
Mahesvara [][][][] (1 month ago)
clickbait media
g (1 month ago)
The immigrant son has never loved the immigrants Donald Trump is a son of immigrants are grandparents they left in Germany to go America America had closed the border they will return to their house in Germany it's a son of my
PEACE & RESPECT (1 month ago)
SpaceX gets funding or contracts from NASA. It has US government finger prints.
Jimmy Qiu (1 month ago)
We'll let the Americans waste their money going to mars. China doesn't care to compete on that front, because the ROI for a mars mission is too low.
Vishnu K N (1 month ago)
China is everywhere.
Frostie-Flake (1 month ago)
Your missed a lot of details-CHINA lacks substantially hardened electronics where ONLY DEEP SPACE HARDENED SEMICONDUCTORS ARE MADE IN US WERE TECH & MANUFACTURING EXISTS! China’s Rockets are OLD SCHOOL! The far side of the moon is not a big deal & almost childish level experiments and failing electronics including one entire satellite for lunar obit!
Rob Fraser (1 month ago)
That's odd because the pentagon are currently worried that a large percentage of military hardware is dependent on chips manufactured in China, you're acting as if the fact China makes all of the world's electronic devices is a new thing... You're hardened Motorola or Rockwell semiconductors might be dreamed up in the US but they are built in Chinese fabrication plants and shipped over.
CSTwister (1 month ago)
Someone didnt memorize their script
Nihle Igleca (1 month ago)
NASA propaganda lol
I'm the father of God, and I'm disappointed in God and you gullible melon farmers (1 month ago)
I love me a healthy dose of radiation from 0 lead shielding junk made by n00bs who know nothing about space, so I can get cataracts like 300 astronuts did.
I'm the father of God, and I'm disappointed in God and you gullible melon farmers (1 month ago)
Among other health problems which are permanent.
The Law (1 month ago)
Go space race!
talin nalo (1 month ago)
👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍🖒🖒🖒
Darren Krivit (1 month ago)
Is there a treaty regarding land rights on the moon?
VitalFir 46 (1 month ago)
Not just the moon but any celestial body. Just means that countries cant claim them for themselves legally
M N (1 month ago)
"US has too big of lead..." in space over other countries such as China. A typical arrogant comment by Americans...
Jose Duque (1 month ago)
I wonder if they realize that always trying to play the China threat will eventually make people think China is such a badass... it may work as a "fear mongering" for a while, but eventually will work as free advertisement.
Flash357 (12 days ago)
Because every other Western countries thinks China is harmless. We know that isn't true though. China wants to be the world power. They want to be what US is. Think about it. China is over fishing the world's oceans illegally. They are building bases out in the oceans near or at other country's borders to control the trading routes, and the waters for other reasons. They are stealing tech, and anything they can get hold of with impunity. They are basically raping other country's resources like in Africa, and in South America. Did you know that China let those countries borrow money and when they can't pay, they force them to hand their strategic areas like ports to China? We all know that those Countries can't pay back those loans. Chinese knows that also. Chinese gov't isn't harmless. They are the opposite of that. Believe me when I say this. We will have, in the future, a WW3. It will be a war on resources. When that happens, China will be our biggest threat in the world, not the US, or Russia. Well, Russia might side with China though......
Robert Sutton (1 month ago)
+CTO Information Where is the R?
CTO Information (1 month ago)
Political correctness
Ali Syed (1 month ago)
Fast forward 50 years, not 60.
Jay Phive (1 month ago)
The final frontier
jeremy rocker (1 month ago)
But they are still using expendable rockets and don't have plans to create reusable ones, who know mabey they could get men on the moon soon but it won't be cheap and that is the big picture in today's society
He Fengqi (1 month ago)
spacesex?
Lesvinx (1 month ago)
Space X > Filthy China
America Last (1 month ago)
First thing first, build the wall
xiu lin (1 month ago)
China will dominate space in the future
David Rosner (1 month ago)
The Apollo landings were not the end of the Space Race. They were just the beginning.
David Rosner (1 month ago)
+Robert Sutton, Wernher Von Braun helped NASA send people to the moon in the 1960s and 1970s but what about the emerging space race between private corporations and government space agencies today?
Robert Sutton (1 month ago)
The space race began with the Nazi's and ends with
eh.blu doh (1 month ago)
all of the technologies China’s steals now they can build anything they want
Bhupendra Babu Itani (1 month ago)
American landed on moon. Joke of the Century?
Bryan Cardona (1 month ago)
That selfie is the joke of the century
fireson23 (1 month ago)
This is so stupid. We should all be collaborating together, joining our resources for these programs. We are talking about the future of the human species here. Think about the endless resources around us just within reach of our fingertips. All of humanity would benefit greatly if we could reduce the price of space travel, use artificial intelligence to mine asteroids and other space bodies. Maybe move industrial production to space and begin to heal our planet from our burning of fossil fuels.
Robert Sutton (1 month ago)
+fireson23 It's claimed the PRC already has Maybe they will hire Harrison Schmidt
fireson23 (1 month ago)
+Firefly 100% agree with you. The US can be so short sighted. They are fighting for control of the South China Sea, a body of water half way across the planet from them because they claim that China is building Islands in that region. Meanwhile 2/3s of the trade that flows through there goes right into Chinese ports. Why in the world would the Chinese blockade the trade that is their economic lifeline? If anything they are trying to secure their own trade routes. Furthermore the US trades with China more than any other country in that region. Why in the world would China blockade their own trade with the US. They should be happy that their second largest trading partner is securing their trade routes with them and the rest of the world. There are a lot of pirates around that area and they do highjack ships from time to time. Meanwhile space is there for the taking and NASA budget is only $20 Billion a year compared with the Pentagon's nearly $800 Billion. That is so ridiculous. These people really have no understanding or idea of the endless wealth and riches around us in Space. The moon alone, which is less than 6 days away from earth is said to have 3 million tones of Helium 3. A substance that just one 18 wheeler truck load of it would generate enough power to sustain the entire US's energy needs for 6 months. You figure that out.
Firefly (1 month ago)
fireson23 Collaboration and win win concept is just not in Americans mentality. It is always zero or sum
TheTexwiz (1 month ago)
Space force !
Gijs Winkelhuijzen (1 month ago)
The intro is already stroking the U.S.'s massive ego
Lucan Sanchez (1 month ago)
I think there should be a space station orbiting mars and there should be a moon base with a constant presence of people working on them. The moon base could be the start of building a city on the moon. Maybe CERN, astronermy and mining the moon and asteroids could be the start of a work force on the moon. And a space station orbiting Mars could approach work the same way earth's space station does. Personally I think people should be assembling space crafts from earth's space station to make it normal to be working industrialy in space. making space ship the size of container ships for colonisation of the solar system. For a true constant presence of people in the solar system with a work ethic. Maybe Google could create a work force based on maping the planet of the soler system, they created Google earth they could use one of the first ships to start creating Google mars and the other 7 planet based on a work force of people in space on a ship to normalise living in space . .
l jo (1 month ago)
Indonseia kapan bisa begini bangsat
Notch mods (1 month ago)
How bout Russia? They are part of it to right?
Rob Fraser (1 month ago)
Russia are bailing out of space for a little while due to cash flow problems, so the future of the ISS is bleak after 2022 and the replacement for their Soyuz space delivery system will be going on hold.
Jesse Maron (1 month ago)
China has put space stations in space
Георги Бонджов (1 month ago)
Poor Chad Anderson! How is it forced to make a political comment and lying that China has no enough progress?
Sourish Saha (1 month ago)
Now CNBC America's channel is seeing everything competing with China😂
felix volk (1 month ago)
USA! USA! USA!
GoPair (1 month ago)
Space X is doing a very high steps as for a private company, it’s a good point to build a strong competition in a new space race!
MOHEMMAD VIJAY Farnandez (1 month ago)
Rip to my brave soldiers
Emco 14 (1 month ago)
say thanks to german scientist for us space program
Sick Mitch (1 month ago)
multiplexed are u serious or joking
multiplexed (1 month ago)
AND germwomen too!
More On Charvaka (1 month ago)
tons of Indians working in and leading NASA.
Emco 14 (1 month ago)
nasa would have not sent niel amstrong on moon without german scientists
Rob Fraser (1 month ago)
But they must have because the command module only had room for three people.
Rayan animates (1 month ago)
PvP Private vs private Get it? No K Btw like if u agree
Maria Schick (1 month ago)
China will just continue to steal from the west.
Rob Fraser (1 month ago)
The US and Russia got rockets, and to a degree, nuclear weapons from the Germans. You can't complain about IP theft when your country pardons a war criminal in exchange for his research. Shirō Ishii was arguably more evil than anyone in the Nazi regime ever was and the US offered him a complete pardon in exchange for all of his biology research at Unit 731. Vivisecting pregnant women and then their babies without sedating either of them was just one of his many achievements.
Firefly (1 month ago)
Their 5G technology is second to none. Also quantum computing, also they cloned primates for the first time while scientists in other countries all failed... It is easier to just putting down other countries than competing I guess
Green World (1 month ago)
Honey, China landed on the dark side of the moon using technology that America never figured out themselves. Saying they are stealing mindlessly is getting outdated now
multiplexed (1 month ago)
Like you didn't use napster.
precious jose (1 month ago)
Just like how the west stole gun powder from China and used it for 'peaceful purposes' resulting in domination.
Ken Yup (1 month ago)
USA does lead the technology to China at least 40 years
Ken Yup (1 month ago)
Wy123 exactly
Wy123 (1 month ago)
Ken Yup at least 5000 years.
Ian Wilson (1 month ago)
The next 20 years are crucial to save this planet. Instead of looking into space for life just look right here and see the species that are going extinct. The plastic oceans etc. I don't think mankind has earned the right to travel to another planet.
Jameel Ja (2 hours ago)
+Ian Wilson I agree the CO2 methane/emissions have nothing to do with the plastics/junk in our oceans, landfills and in space. What I'm saying, by exploring space we might develop spinoff technology that could help us with clean-up our junk.
Ian Wilson (2 hours ago)
+Jameel Ja The climate is fine, the junk in space and on the planet in the form of pollution has nothing to do with climate or CO2 propaganda. The problem is the single use and throw away mindset, without thought to where or who this garbage/pollution will effect. Basically it is a care less attitude which if is not sorted prior to space travel will be taken to other planets and aid in that planets pollution/destruction.
Jameel Ja (1 month ago)
But maybe by exploring and developing technologies for space travel we'll also discover new technologies that can help us save/restore our climate.
Sasss Gy (1 month ago)
Journalism is dead
Robert Carter (1 month ago)
That's how stupid the press is, they think a power point presentation is a BO rocket. Please kids don't waist your life typing made up crap, do something useful with your lives. A 12 year old can do as much as a CNBC employee.
Ok man (1 month ago)
Whatever Science wins New SPACE RACE 😳
Armstrong Chan (1 month ago)
USA faked the man moon landing 50 years ago, "the technoledges going back to the moon had been destroyed", well, the hollywood film director was dead, no one can make a better film? With other countries moon satellites at present, no one can fake a moon landing in modern day, if USA send men to the moon now = suicide and humiliation
poortaiwanese (1 month ago)
+DESPAPITO xaa and you believe in santa claus riding on raindeers
precious jose (1 month ago)
+ballom29 nothing. Americans gets to blow trumpets and have inflated ego. PS: I don't deny the moon landings, just a thought from other side.
ballom29 (1 month ago)
question: what did you gain by denying than USA landed on the moon?
Nishant Pandey (1 month ago)
Then how did Americans fooled the Soviets
DESPAPITO xaa (1 month ago)
😂 😂 😂 You believe th earth 🌎 is flat too?
Prasad Bandaru (1 month ago)
Handsome reporter..
Pt (1 month ago)
Come on, everyone knows that SpaceX got helps from NASA. Stop kidding me.
VitalFir 46 (1 month ago)
+Seastallion Yeah no doubt about that. Probably at the beginning they'll use the NASA designs then their own. Everything has to start somewhere
Seastallion (1 month ago)
+VitalFir 46 Don't forget, that pretty much all of the life support equipment (including toilets) that will be in the Starship will have come from NASA as well. I have no doubt that over time SpaceX will improve on those too, but in the meantime they will have the basic designs to work with. It really is a public/private partnership, where SpaceX as a US aerospace company is entitled to a certain amount of assistance from NASA, yet in return NASA will gain the access to whatever capabilities that SpaceX can develop as well. The Starship will be a perfect example of that. NASA will help with the guts of the ship, but SpaceX will help NASA with the sheer capabilities that Starship offers, and that they independently developed outside of NASA's purview.
VitalFir 46 (1 month ago)
+Seastallion Yeah that much is true. For example i think the PICA-X material that SpaceX uses in their dragon spacecraft originally came from NASA and they improved it a bit for better reusability
Seastallion (1 month ago)
+VitalFir 46 SpaceX does have some technology advisors from NASA, but while they may indeed get some help from NASA there is NO doubt that SpaceX is taking it and improving on it without the governmental red tape getting in the way.
VitalFir 46 (1 month ago)
They got money from them to build the Falcon 9 and Dragon capsules. Nothing else other than contracts to launch sats and resupply missions to the ISS
obsidianstatue (1 month ago)
China is developing a space plane that can takeoff and land horizontally, planned to be ready by the early 2020s, when that happens, space travel will be so much cheaper. Not to mention by the 2020s when the ISS decommissions, China will be the only nation in the world with a permanent presence in orbit.
YGDC 9 (2 hours ago)
I'm a Chinese, and I'm telling you Chinese does not have such technology. lol China doesn't even have rockets over 20T lower orbit payload rocket. (CZ5 failed, and aiming to test again by this year).
Rob Fraser (1 month ago)
The only nation developing a space plane is Britain with Skylon and the SABRE engine, and with a 2nd test facility being built in the US and a lot of cash being injected by the US department of defence that places the US a lot closer than China to having one.
Mo Ra (1 month ago)
+obsidianstatue are you chinese? If so how do you feel abouy the social credit system?
wtuanmu (1 month ago)
"Spaceplane that can take off and land horizontally, planned to be ready by the early 2020s"?? Really? Can we have a picture?
obsidianstatue (1 month ago)
+Mo Ra no name yet, but the information was released by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. and there are clear peripheral technology developments leading to that design, mainly the hypersonic glide vehicle developed by China.
人情味儿没有 (1 month ago)
Lol. I found it funny how naive ppl are when they say SpaceX is a private company. Yeah, all those rocket scientists just came out of nowhere.
Nickvette222 [TT] (1 month ago)
Wu mao's are great lmao this is entertaining
JF F (1 month ago)
@ 人情味儿没有 OK, so you're a worthless commie, and just not very bright. We get it..
Daniel Munch (1 month ago)
The rocket scientists came from many places, (and engineers would be a better term, scientists is a vry broad term). They came from Boeing, Lockheed, Raytheon, General Dynamics, JPL, NASA, USC, UCLA, Caltech and other institutions across the country. (there are no shortages of aerospace engineers in the USA) Musk is a billionair with a fantastic reputation for doing exciting and revolutionary ideas, he had no problem attracting talent. That is why I brought up Elon. Elon WHY SpaceX was able to exist and survive as a PRIVATE COMPANY.
Sun bird (1 month ago)
+Phi Tech US also has "private" companies that are "too big to fail" and then they get bailed out by the government and tax payers money. Also private companies where politicians are in their board of directors.
人情味儿没有 (1 month ago)
+Daniel Munch Did I talk about Elon? No, I didn't. This topic isn't about him. But I see your logic. You equate wealth with legitimacy. You know, you really ought to be more careful out there, there are a lot of Madoff's and Elizabeth Holmes out there. They can also appear on Time's cover or have photo ops with the POTUS. You will be a sucker for them.
몽둥이fjjd (1 month ago)
In 2050, we in Korea will become the only superpower Dominate the world No.1 Smecta, Republic of Korea
Adromedox (1 month ago)
Korean's have good technology but I'm doubtful about no.1
German Her (1 month ago)
North Korea first country to put man on the Sun, they plan to do it at night so astronaut don't burn...
몽둥이fjjd (1 month ago)
+sickbailey21 South Korea is a dwarf country.
NPC 01001011 (1 month ago)
I like Korea but it's not doing anything innovative ....
sickbailey21 (1 month ago)
first you need to work on getting electricity across the whole country, but good luck anyways.
icwiz (1 month ago)
Why are you including Blue Origins in this list? They have not launched ANYTHING into orbit.
Junn Kit Wong (1 month ago)
They launched the orbit.
sickbailey21 (1 month ago)
clicks
Brendan Van (1 month ago)
reminds me of that video of all the satellite debris already floating around satellite orbit range... can't wait till china joins the mix lol
Rob Fraser (1 month ago)
+VitalFir 46 Actually no, China doesn't. The US does.
VitalFir 46 (1 month ago)
Ironically China has the most space debris out of any nation and they haven't been launching as long as the US and Russia
astrophysx (1 month ago)
China is one of the three ONLY countries that can send manned space missions and build space stations.
More On Charvaka (1 month ago)
+Oh Yeah Yeah Why not both? We are improving, btw. In 1990 we were 300 B USD and now we are 3T.
Oh Yeah Yeah (1 month ago)
+More On Charvaka Honestly india will only improve if the citizens stop flexing their history and do something about the current situation
More On Charvaka (1 month ago)
+Oh Yeah Yeah You never know. We have a long tradition of mathematician-astronomers. You owe India when you typed that '5'. Those are Hindu numerals. If not, then stick to using a 'V' in Roman numerals.
Oh Yeah Yeah (1 month ago)
+More On Charvaka Isro beating nasa/cnsa , sure that can happen in 100 years , but surely not in the next 50years
More On Charvaka (1 month ago)
+Oh Yeah Yeah ISRO can beat NASA/CNSA. How do you know the "realistic" potential of ISRO? Our GDP can pass them too. Are you unable to live with uncertainty?
DubstepD34th Xx (1 month ago)
No matter what political affiliation we could all agree that we went to the moon.
Rob Fraser (1 month ago)
Correction. No matter what the political affiliation all sane people can agree we went to the moon.
poortaiwanese (1 month ago)
Yep you went to the moon in a movie studio.
Sikang Song (1 month ago)
The Soviet Union died in 1991, so did US space program
multiplexed (1 month ago)
the US space program died in '72. The shuttle was Nixon's abortion.
kokofan50 (1 month ago)
Unmanned missions have been doing great work. However, the manned space program started spinning its wheels in the 70s after Nixon ended the moon missions.
F.B.I (1 month ago)
*US=Russia*
Michael Valente (1 month ago)
Such bs of coarse china does things faster. They have majority state owned companies being fed huge government subsides and cheap labour. As for companies like space x constantly looking for funding, it makes space x a truly innovative company.
Johnson Taylor (1 month ago)
I'm going to enjoy the western world's complete meltdown regarding the rise of china for the next few decades.
sickbailey21 (1 month ago)
+JF F dude all you have is hate. What I said is what is going on and you haven't linked/shown anything to prove otherwise.
JF F (1 month ago)
+sickbailey21 "China is just investing in other countries so they can afford to buy more chinese stuff." That has got to be one of the most ignorant comments in this whole thread. Wake up. China is a virus. They "invest" to dominate other countries. I think you need to do some more reading on chinese "investments". You can never, ever, trust chinese. The culture is rotten from the inside out. There is nothing good about china.
Adromedox (1 month ago)
Though it may seem stupid, this competition is what fuel innovation, so you can sit back and use your iphone, just know all that technology comes from competition
sickbailey21 (1 month ago)
​+DARK ONE why are you so scared of china? I might not agree with a whole lot of their policies at home, but on the world stage they have been pretty decent. They aren't pillaging nations left right and centre, taking resources and knocking the competition back decades and then putting them in debt for decades to come after that. China is just investing in other countries so they can afford to buy more chinese stuff. Seems pretty win win to me.
Johnson Taylor (1 month ago)
DARK ONE As opposed to what, The west’s generosity and pristine history? 😂
We think (1 month ago)
✔✔✔✔ super USA all we father usa india🙏🙏🙏
Jago Gonzalez (1 month ago)
ALL ABOARD THE MODERN ERA SPACE RAAAACE
ravi monga (1 month ago)
Very bad peice , looks like done by an intern
Robert Sutton (1 month ago)
He looked young enough
Mahela Mbukusa (1 month ago)
Next time these guys go to the moon they should not forget to carry coloured cameras .
Mahela Mbukusa (1 month ago)
German Her so what we see is black and white?
German Her (1 month ago)
An iPhone uses a digital camera, it's sensor like most digital cameras are analog and only can "see" in greyscale, color is added by a filter and software, resulting in a loss of resolution, basically color in digital cameras is fake.
Mahela Mbukusa (1 month ago)
sickbailey21 it’s true. You are right. Really I’m hoping to see one coloured video
sickbailey21 (1 month ago)
​+Mahela Mbukusa that will happen without saying anything. If they wanted a colour camera which could transmit back to earth at reasonable framerate you were looking at a few hundred pound camera back in the days of the first mission. Now days we can have better equipment and it weighs less than 200 grams.
Mahela Mbukusa (1 month ago)
sickbailey21 we are talking about now.atleast carry an iPhone phone , if cameras 📷 are heavy
DannyOcean (1 month ago)
The US never landed on the moon.
jeffrey exposito (1 month ago)
DannyOcean Yes we did. Other countries including China and India have confirmed that the moon landing was real. Its called third party verification.
HAx2 (1 month ago)
The North Koreans did it in 1979
Velvet H. (1 month ago)
So if spaceX landed on Mars eventually, did they set up a new country there or the US will claim it as their new territory with their flag ? If there's a real outpost in that planet, i hope it won't be tainted by any countries on Earth. China, US, Russia, they're all hopeless, all about competition, war and dominance. To these countries, space race wasn't about exploration for the sake of science and humanity... it's all about winning the competition on tech and resources.
VitalFir 46 (1 month ago)
There's an international treaty stating that no country can claim celestial bodies for their own, like the moon, mars, etc. For example the planting of the US flag on the moon was purely sentimental and didn't mean the US was claiming the moon for themselves. Nothing about private companies however