Sources: Google, The New York Post
quote: And are those copies better then russian equipment or not? My guess is not.
quote: By isolating them, simply because we don't trust them, we are forcing them to develop that creativity. And they have, considering how fast their space program is racing ahead. If we'd had simply partnered, we could've gone with a "we research, you build" symbiosis type of relationship. They can't do anything without our research, we can't do anything because stuff has to be actually built. Instead we're left with a 2nd space race where the winner is going to take all, and it's going to be just as close as the first one was.