Serial No. 114-95: Are We Losing the Space Race to China? Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Space of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, September 27, 2016   [open pdf - 6MB]

This is the September 27, 2016 hearing on "Are We Losing the Space Race to China?" held before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Space of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. From the opening statement of Subcommittee Chairman Brian Babin: "The Administration's abdication of leadership in space exploration has significant consequences. If we do not lead, someone else will. Leadership in space means security, technological prowess, and innovation. Our future prosperity depends on our leadership in space. If we do not lead, we will not set the terms and condition for those who follow. […] Aside from recent tensions in the South China Sea, China also threatens our nation's cyber security. Couple that with their irresponsible antisatellite tests, one is hard-pressed to find a reason to reward their behavior with increased cooperation. We may not be in a space race with China. We may not even be competing with China in space, but the strategic choices we make clearly impact China's space capabilities, something that we should all pay attention to given that China's civil space activities are inseparable from their military." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Dennis C. Shea, Mark Stokes, Dean Cheng, and James Lewis.

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