Armed build-up means extraterrestrial warfare no longer in the realm of fantasy

By Dr John Hemmings

“The news that China has landed an explorer robot on the dark side of the Moon has echoed across the global media, a sign of the country’s growing prominence on the international stage. Let’s face it, space is still a sexy topic. And there is something rather fascinating about China – a non-Western global power – making the achievement. It feels like a turning of the page.

Western powers have dominated modern economics, sciences and political ideologies for so long that they implicitly set standards for what marks a civilised power. Space exploration remains a benchmark.

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