COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, April 8 Boeing Co
(BA.N), which calls itself the world's leading aerospace
company, said on Tuesday the United States was in danger of
losing its edge in space to countries like China and India
absent major funding increases.
"The road back to the moon will be paved with commitment,
leadership and innovation and a government willing to step up
and fund space innovation at levels that haven't been seen in
decades," Jim Albaugh, the head of Boeing's defense arm, told a
major space-industry gathering here.
"Today, we have ample warning," he said, referring to India
and China by name. "We can clearly see our international
competitors fast approaching in the rear view mirror."
(Reporting by Jim Wolf)