Cooperation is as prevalent as competition in the new space age. Once a contest of rival governments, space has become a $100 billion industry of global positioning systems, weather forecasting, mapping, and satellite TV and radio. A recent study by Futron ranks the top 10 players in space.
GRAPHIC: Patterson Clark - The Washington Post, July 9, 2008
U.S. Finds It's Getting Crowded Out There Article | China plans to conduct its first spacewalk in October. The European Space Agency is building a roving robot to land on Mars. India recently launched a record 10 satellites into space on a single rocket.