The lowdown on the current dash for the skies
Amid mounting rivalry between east and west, national space agencies and private companies are scrambling to take control of the final frontier. There's plenty at stake, from achieving satellite supremacy in Earth's orbit to comandeering astronomically valuable resources at the Moon's south pole.
As the race for space accelerates, read on to see which countries have set their sights on infinity and beyond. All dollar values in US dollars.