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Biden Does Nothing as China Threatens to Overtake U.S. in Space

AMAC Exclusive by Shane Harris

Space

The United States is losing the new space race – but it looks like someone forgot to tell Joe Biden.

Late last month, China announced that it plans to send a crewed mission to Mars as soon as 2033, followed up by more manned missions in 2035, 2037, and 2041. China also said it intends to build a base on Mars to extract resources and shuttle them back to Earth.

In addition to a potential Martian base, China is eyeing a permanent presence on the south pole of the Moon and has already sent Chinese taikonauts to its unfinished space station, raising the alarming specter of a network of Chinese outposts across the solar system.

China’s growing presence in space has caused concern among many scientists, who fear that the United States is in danger of losing its status as the world’s leading explorer of the cosmos. David Burbach, an associate professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College, recently told Space.com that “China is quickly catching up to become a very serious player in deep space exploration.” Even some members of the Biden administration have sounded the alarm, with NASA Administrator Bill Nelson saying that China is a “very aggressive competitor” in space.

President Biden himself, however, has shown no indication that he or any of his top advisors view U.S. leadership in space and competition with China as a top priority. Instead, Biden’s space policy has largely consisted of lip service to popular Trump-era achievements like the Space Force while quietly redirecting NASA and other space-related agencies to focus on climate change. Biden also indefinitely delayed the timeline set by President Trump for returning American astronauts to the moon, casting doubt on the future of the Artemis program.

Biden’s willingness to abdicate U.S. leadership in space to China is not altogether surprising given his past statements. During his failed 2008 presidential campaign, Biden said that he thought China should be a “full partner” with the United States in space exploration, rather than a “frustrated new entrant” that “has to catch up.” Just over a decade later, China has shown that it is more than capable of catching up to the United States, posing a very real threat to American interests in space.

While China’s ambitious plans may sound like the stuff of science fiction, the Chinese space agency has already achieved a series of successes in its space program in recent months. On July 4th of this year, Chinese taikonauts completed their first ever spacewalk. This past May, China successfully deployed a rover on the Red Planet, ending the United States’ distinction of being the only country to have successfully done so. Perhaps most alarmingly from a national security standpoint, intelligence reports from last September suggested that China may be secretly developing a reusable “space plane,” which, among other things, could be used to research hypersonic weapons.

In contrast to President Biden’s approach, the Trump administration presciently recognized the potential threat that China’s space program posed to the United States and took decisive action to set the country on track to regain leadership in space.

Shortly after taking office, President Trump reestablished the National Space Council, appointing Vice President Pence to head up the group. “We’re going to lead again,” Trump said at the time. “We’re opening up and we’re going to lead again like we never led before… The next great American frontier is space.”

At the direction of the Council, NASA accelerated its timeline to return astronauts to the Moon and began preparations for a manned mission to Mars. During a rousing speech at a meeting of the Council in 2019, Vice President Pence issued a warning about China’s lunar ambitions, saying that China is trying “to seize the lunar strategic high ground and become the world’s spacefaring nation.”

In recognition of the power of American industry, the Trump administration also forged landmark relationships with private companies, opening the door for a new chapter in space exploration. In May of last year, with President Trump in attendance, a rocket developed and operated by SpaceX successfully launched NASA astronauts from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011.

President Trump also recognized that, beyond merely damaging national pride, ceding leadership in space to China could have dire consequences for U.S. national security. China has made no secret of the relationship between its space program and military, as both are under the direct control of the People’s Liberation Army. When Trump officially unveiled the Space Force in 2019, he specifically mentioned that China “started off a lot sooner than us” as an impetus for the creation of the new military command.  

Under President Trump’s leadership, NASA also led the way in updating decades-old international law governing the use of outer space by introducing the landmark Artemis Accords, which promise to promote “sustainable and beneficial use of space for all humankind.” Eight spacefaring countries, including the United States, have signed the Accords so far, but it is currently unclear if President Biden plans to move forward with Trump’s framework for the agreement. China has so far yet to sign.

At a time when domestic crises like rising crime rates and runaway inflation dominate headlines, scientific advancement and space exploration often take a back seat in the public conscious. But Americans should not forget that it was victory in the first space race in the 1960s and 70s which helped speed the downfall of the Soviet Union and secure American military and economic preeminence in the decades since. President Trump recognized this, understanding that American leadership in all areas of global competition, including space exploration, is necessary to ensure the country’s increasingly tenuous status as the world’s single great power. Winning the next space race would require Biden to heed that lesson and follow Trump’s example, rather than continue the placid complacency he has shown thus far.

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Kevin
1 month ago

The Chinese are educated by OUR universities and professors who do research for NASA. They are very dedicated and driven students. And who knows what cyber hacking they have done to learn everything we know. I wouldn’t doubt that with their manufacturing capability, they will sail, no zip by us.

JOHN
1 month ago

The BIGGEST Race for Space is the HUGE vast empty void between President Puss For Brains ears!

Rich
1 month ago

Why would Biden want to do anything that would become a problem to China. They helped him win the election! Plus, China can AFFORD to race into space. America has to borrow all the money it can get to finance the illegal and social programs that they will force down our throats. We simply don’t have the money to race anywhere, much less to space.

afran
1 month ago

Biden’s role is and always has been to act as “The Imposter President” for the Left’s utopian dream of Socialism. He is protected as long as he pretends to be President.

afran
1 month ago

His role is, and always was

RJ fromAZ
1 month ago

C’mon AMAC, what do you expect him to do? He’s still waiting for his pop tart to come out of the toaster.

Hal
1 month ago

Hard for me to believe that Hidin’ Joe Biden does nothing … which really characterizes in one sense of analysis as to his overall activity as POTUS. More likely he is instructing his staff to try and help China as much as possible, including giving them secret info .. in exchange for a kickback to his personal and family wealth. That’s the documented way to describe his prior dealings with China.

Denise
1 month ago

What Biden has done is sell out this nation to communist Chinese dictators for years and get filthy rich in the “bargain”. IF our Founding Fathers were still living Biden would be tried for high treason. They didn’t suffers fools and traitors.
Right now everything the democrats, with the occasional rare exception, have done and are doing is against everything this nation was founded on…that’s called treason. Sadly there are to many rino’s who are even lower than the democrats. Our Constitution is nothing but a foot wipe to the far left. They’re end goal is to tear this nation down and “rule on the rubble”. The republicans, again with FEW exceptions, are life long congressional leeches, comfortable and wealthy off America’s back.
America is being torn to shreds bit by bit and many have no doubt the war is just getting started.

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Nick Patriot
1 month ago
Reply to  Denise

well said, Denise.

Max
1 month ago
Reply to  Denise

Our first President George Washington, in his second inaugural address, stated quite clearly what would happen to this nation when it turned away from God. The Founding Fathers are saying: “TOLD YOU SO!”.

David
1 month ago

His actions (or inaction in this case) is exactly what the CCP is paying for.

Pete from St Pete
1 month ago

In view of the fact that he has screwed up every move he has ever made regarding foreign policy, we might be better off if he continues to do nothing.

HocasPocas
1 month ago

Biden is probably planning a ride to mars with China. I can say one thing about that, that will probably be the closest he ever comes to heaven unless he mends his ways and starts acting like the president of the United States instead of our enemy

Hal
1 month ago
Reply to  HocasPocas

It would be tempting to say that one could hope that China would give HIdin’ Biden a trip to Mars ASAP …. one of very long duration!

Rich
1 month ago
Reply to  Hal

Maybe China could build a very BIG rocket and we could send all the leaches in one trip.

James
1 month ago

this lunatic biden has never held a job in his entire life… 50 years of playing with ***self sitting at a desk dreaming… most likely on some kind of drugs so he doesn`t forget to breath .. Why has he not been brought up on charges of Treason then perform the Sentence? it sure would Not be hard to Prove..

HocasPocas
1 month ago
Reply to  James

I hope I get to witness it

Lorey
1 month ago
Reply to  James

Because rhinos have no balls to stand up to them. They love to service demonrats on their knees

Adelle
1 month ago

When Americans voted for Biden (though I don’t believe the numbers are legit), they completely forgot his personal financial obligations to China. He is paying them back for his personal wealth (and that of his son and brother) now, obviously, maybe intentionally, ignoring China’s immense strides in all areas, not just space. Biden, as imposter president, is quickly making the U.S. a #2 country more concerned about political correctness and courting identity groups than about our national security and our economy. He’s done more to be impeached several times over in just 6 months than Pres.Trump ever did!

Judy
1 month ago
Reply to  Adelle

Anyone who voted for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are lacking brain matter and take medication or use drugs. The number of terminally stupid people in this country is staggering!

HocasPocas
1 month ago
Reply to  Judy

The dead voters included, hey

Hal
1 month ago
Reply to  Judy

I am totally in accord with you feelings in this matter. But Biden got elected POTUS because of a rigged election … in my thinking I’m adamant that this was the case.

Lorey
1 month ago
Reply to  Judy

What did you expect from 3 generations of drug users

HocasPocas
1 month ago
Reply to  Adelle

At the rate they’re going, we will be lucky if the United States remains a country at all

Rich
1 month ago
Reply to  HocasPocas

In the Bible, God raised up sinful corrupt nations to judge his nations that at one time were righteous and worshiped Him. We WERE more righteous at one time. If we don’t turn back to God, we have sealed our own fate.

CoNMTX
1 month ago

All those who expected Creepy Joe to do “something” about “anything” please stand on your head. Creepy Joe does not make a move without his handlers telling him what to do. He needs to be in a home somewhere doing jig-saw puzzles and sniffing the nurse’s hair.

HocasPocas
1 month ago
Reply to  CoNMTX

He wouldn’t be able to figure out a jigsaw puzzle

Hal
1 month ago
Reply to  HocasPocas

A two piece jigsaw puzzle at that!!!

BAE
1 month ago

Joe Biden does NOTHING period…..except make people wear masks. He IS NUTS!!! And we are stuck with him.

CoNMTX
1 month ago
Reply to  BAE

We are stuck with him until the people really running the country (Obozo for one) decide to dump him. Then they will pick someone with a functioning brain but very wicked, evil, & satanic. This is just the beginning.

Adelle
1 month ago
Reply to  CoNMTX

That person is already picked – Obama’s #1 choice, Harris. She will be a hated symbol of political correctness while the Leftist Globalists run the U.S. into the ground.

Tmac
1 month ago
Reply to  CoNMTX

No, O is not one of those running the country. Obama is just a messenger boy for those pulling Biden’s strings. Read Rulers Of Darkness Exposed by Damian Campbell.

Rich
1 month ago
Reply to  CoNMTX

Those who could meet those qualifications are many.

aluminum head
1 month ago

You know what ? They can have damn outer space. It’s a financial dumphole. And that idiot Kelly who came back from space can go back out and stay there. He can take his anti 2nd amend. old lady with him.

CPOBill
1 month ago

He can’t talk back to his Masters, they won’t by the crackheads paintings!

Sharon
1 month ago

Biden doesn’t even know where he’s at most the time, how is he suppose to know China is doing anything???? He (and Kamalhair and Pelosi) are a disgrace to this country.

Denise Hackney
1 month ago
Reply to  Sharon

He can always just check with Hunter who has a very cozy relationship with China!

John Karkalis
1 month ago
Reply to  Denise Hackney

Ouch! Denise. That was a cutting barb! I think you are on to something.

John Karkalis
1 month ago
Reply to  Sharon

Rumor has it that he relies on a GPS location device.

J. Farley
1 month ago

Are people in this country not concerned about how much power China has in the world, is no one not concerned that our own Military says that in a war with China we would probably lose the war, this is what we get for letting the Demonrats and the Communists ( these two words are inter-changeable ) steal an election.
I think this is the goal of the left and their GUN CONTROL, fix it so no American citizen can even fight back to save our country, that’s why Japan was afraid to invade America, they said there would be an American with a gun behind every blade of grass.
Just think only 3 1/2 years left for Joe Biden, and the damage he has done in just 6 months.

John Karkalis
1 month ago
Reply to  J. Farley

J. Farley, sometimes I think we are witnessing the decline and fall of our republic.
History overflows with great nations that ended up on the dustbin of history.
Glad I’m a young 81 and will most likely not witness the crash.

J. Farley
1 month ago
Reply to  John Karkalis

I am with you john, I am 78, Two things 1: I hate to see it happen on my watch,
2: it may happen sooner than we think !
God help us.

John Karkalis
1 month ago
Reply to  J. Farley

J. Farley, as the man said, will it end with a “bang or a whimper”?
I’d hate to see the greatest experiment in history go down the drain.

Rich
1 month ago
Reply to  John Karkalis

It really wasn’t an “experiment” just because no other country did what we did. We were blessed. The experiment is what the left is jamming down our throats now. Although it was done in many socialist/marxist nations before. We can all see the outcome from history.

MaryM
15 days ago
Reply to  J. Farley

J. Farley, agree. We better keep praying. We need God’s help.

CoNMTX
1 month ago
Reply to  John Karkalis

According to the Bible, this is definitely the end of America. It’s only a matter of time. The World Econimic Forum and the globalists have 2030 as the date by which they will have the one world government, economy, & religion in place. The schedule in America got slowed down because of Trumpls four years. They have to make up for lost time.

John Karkalis
1 month ago
Reply to  CoNMTX

If we are indeed in “end times” then we largely brought it on ourselves.

MaryM
15 days ago
Reply to  John Karkalis

John Karkalis, right with you. We are declining for sure. Unfortunately, too many people will not listen or believe it. I am a young 80 and right now, am glad I am but I sure fear for everyone who will be here.

HocasPocas
1 month ago
Reply to  J. Farley

If you listen to the guy in charge of our military, you would understand why they feel that they cannot win a war. He’s obiden and company’s right (left) woke hand man

Laurella Desborough
1 month ago

Interesting that the outsourcing of jobs and the transfer by major corporations of entire manufacturing companies to other countries to increase profits by hiring cheaper workers under worse working conditions….and Biden had nothing to do with that. Corporate interests have created the present labor conditions and present manufacturing conditions in the USA.

aluminum head
1 month ago

This nation is in the last days of Rome. Many similarities. Still attending stupid sports events while the debt grows massively. Watching the lions eating the Christians and applauding a first down. Same crap.

HocasPocas
1 month ago

Why are there over 9 million jobs available in the USA and no takers Laurella? Sounds like you need to catch up a on the times. You’re probably one of those collecting the extra $300 a week. And have 5-6 family members and raked in your share of stimulus too

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