More and more countries jumping into the space race Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The exploration and utilization of space is becoming truly a global undertaking, NASA’s Dr. Marc D. Rayman said in an interview. “Space is no longer the domain of just a few first-world countries.” The new space race is occurring, in part, because the cost of many space missions plunged from the billions to the millions after the superpowers shouldered huge expenses for developing and proving the basic technology.