I hope that the increased Chinese presents in space will spark a second space race that will renew America's commitment to space exploration. At the same time, I hope the pissing contest will not lead to armed confrontation. But anyway, it will be interesting. For those who want the Yahoo news link to the latest launch http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=570&ncid=753&e=1&u=/nm/20031015/sc_nm/space_china_dc Oops 2x posts. Should have just been in the china in space thread.