- China has already managed to land a rover on the Moon and to return an unmanned spacecraft, writes Louis Brennan
- Meanwhile, the U.S. has over recent decades reduced substantially the national space budgets, he says
- Brennan: Future space endeavors will be driven by a mix of state actors, corporations and individuals
Dr Louis Brennan is a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin and a Professor within the School of Business. He previously served as Director of the Institute for International Integration Studies and as Chair of the Workshop on the non-Science Impacts of Large Scale Science Infrastructures -- the case of the Global SKA (Square Kilometre Array) project. He is the author along with Alessandra Vecchi of The Business of Space, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2011.
(CNN)China by virtue of the ambition of its space program stands out.