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Transport > Space Stats: compare key data on China & United States

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STAT China United States
Achieved circumlunar manned spaceflight No Yes
Achieved lunar rover Yes No
Achieved moon landing and return No Yes
Failed launches in 2012 0.0
Ranked 5th.
0.0
Ranked 3rd.
Failed launches in 2012 per million people 0.0
Ranked 5th.
0.0
Ranked 3rd.
Space agency CNSA (China National Space Administration) NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Successful launches in 2012 19
Ranked 1st. 58% more than United States
12
Ranked 2nd.
Successful launches in 2012 per million people 0.0141
Ranked 4th.
0.0382
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than China

SOURCES: Wikipedia: List of government space agencies (List of achievements of space agencies with lunar landing capability); Wikipedia: 2012 in spaceflight (By country); Wikipedia: 2012 in spaceflight (By country). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Wikipedia: List of government space agencies (Budgets)

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