New Frontiers

Just when we were beginning to think that space was going to be the new frontier.

CBC: Russia plants flag staking claim to Arctic Region

BBC: Canada PM asserts Arctic claims

AP: Denmark maps Arctic Region in claims race

I wonder where the US is in all this mess. Where is our claim to the Arctic? Are we going to allow all these other countries quibble over the region and not get our share? Is this just a shameful ploy by the Russians to create an issue where none exists?

And in case you miss the old space race…China is coming on strong. They first launched a man into space in late 2005 and are setting sites on their first space walk in 2008. Today China has a new claim…

Reuters: China to map "every inch" of moon surface: report

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