“Space race is always good but it must be appropriately regulated in such a way that it does not lead to space war.
“This is similar to trade competition, which should not be allowed to become a trade war.
The US, being the parent country of both SpaceX and Blue Origin must make sure these two companies behave in a responsible manner, particularly in accordance with applicable rules of international law.
Dr Jakhu explained: “Other countries ought to be vigilant to protect their respective rights and interests as competition between these two American giants might not have a detrimental impact on other countries.
“By the way, SpaceX already expressed its view, though incorrectly, that international law does not apply to Mars.”