Do you think there is going to be a new space race,weaponry aside. Evidence is that it is the Chinese not the Russians that are now preparing to race the U.S. with a new orbital lab that is set to be deployed Shortly. Tiangong is the lab that is set to go up within the next several months. Although the U.S. is ahead in terms of exploring other galaxies and planets...due to budgetary constraints, actual manned space exploration seems to be on hiatus, if I am interpreting it correctly. Maybe the Chinese will have the first colony on the moon..Who knows?