The Era Of Space Expansion Influences And The Threats To The U.S. Presence In Space

By Jennifer Hesterman and Alexandra Sosa

Space-based capabilities play a critical role in our everyday lives. They control our virtual finances, transportation systems, home electronics, global communications, and more. The applications of these new assets are equally relevant in both the civilian and military sectors. As such, we are becoming more dependent on yearly exploration and expansion of the cosmos. Subsequently, new threats have emerged in the latest iteration of “the space race.”