Space has become host to activities of all kind, and nowadays, there is an ongoing but silent race for going to space and doing something that has never been done earlier. Before the last decade, satellites and rockets were meant for something different than what they are intended for now. ISS being privatised, and thus being split up is one news that suggests not everything is okay with space. It has become a militarised domain where every nation and every company/ organisation wishes to prove itself the master of all.
China recently had a conference discussing the placement of sensors and weapons on the moon so that the satellites of the United States lying in the lower space close to the earth can be monitored. Russia, and China, on the other hand, are developing a capability to host many activities including tracking, disrupting and destroying American satellites. It looks like the famous movie-Star wars will no longer remain just a movie but evidence of overspread competition.
Halford Mackinder in 1904