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JSPES, Vol. 36, No. 1 (Spring 2011)
pp. 3-54

Confusion over Space

James H. Hughes

Albuquerque, New Mexico

A new space race has emerged focused on the ownership of the Moon’s energy resources, including helium-3 trapped in its upper layer of soil, a future fuel for fusion reactors. China and India are exhibiting leadership in this new space race. The United States has stumbled, failing to build manned spacecraft to reach the Moon.