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  • China's Shenzou-9 mission in June 2012 marked the space program's first manned docking. The Chinese Space Station program suffered a setback with this month's Long March 5 failure. But China's commitment suggests the failure will be no more than a blip on the path to completing the project. Credit: Xinhua/Naval War College

    With China on the rise, a pivotal spaceflight moment approaches

    With the International Space Station expected to be decommissioned a decade from now, major decisions are needed on matters of the moon and Mars as potential destinations, the role of commercial space actors, and more. Arguably, one of the decisions with the most profound effects on U.S. space leadership and the future of global human spaceflight efforts will concern the international partners America chooses.