The change of administration of the President of the United States coincided with the formation of a new market of commercial space services. The main expectations are associated with American companies, SpaceX, Blue Origin, ULA (United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of aerospace giants Lockheed Martin and Boeing), and, to a lesser extent, Orbital ATK and Sierra Nevada. They offer new vehicles and ships, and the competition promises to significantly reduce the cost as the launching of satellites and space tourism. The EU and Japan intensively exchanging technology with the US, China and India are trying to go the way of the Soviet and American space exploration, and Russia is losing technology and saves on space. About what plans to make SpaceX — in the material "Tape.ru".
Space exploration is governed by a series of complex international treaties and agreements which have for many years. The first and probably the most important ones celebrated its 50th anniversary on January 27 — the outer space Treaty (or, if longer, the Treaty on principles governing the activities of States in the exploration and use of outer space). This Treaty, signed in 1967, was drafted by the United Nations today remains the "Constitution" of outer space. It was signed and made official (ratified) 105 countries around the world.