This Week In Space: SpaceX good, SpaceX bad, crystal stars, and it's not aliens -—The image on the left is something you’ve already seen if you looked at this column last week. That’s a render that SpaceX founder Elon Musk provided to give a sense of what the “hopper” being built at SpaceX’s facility in Boca Chica, Texas would look like when complete. Now check out the image on the right because

The new space race pits the U.S. against China. The U.S. is losing badly.. Americans are stuck in a Cold War mind-set, but China’s ambitions go far beyond planting flags on new moons and planets.