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THE GLOBAL SPACE RACE


The European Space Agency’s incoming director general, Jan Worner, wants to build a village on the moon. Other nations have similarly out-of-this-world ambitions:

Japan
Launched a probe to mine an asteroid in 2018
China
Plans to build a huge solar-power station in space
Russia
Hopes to send probes to Jupiter, Mars and Venus

India
Is exploring sending a rocket to Mercury
Israel
Is launching tiny satellites to find missing persons

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