I don't think that United States is losing it status. I think united states is still a strong country as it was in past. United States still has the number one army in the worlds. We still have the democracy we did in the past. United states has seen many ups and downs but still managed to stay on top and i think it still will.
Until late 2013, only two countries had sent rovers to the Moon: the USSR and the United States. China joined that elite space club in December, 2013. China’s economy rivals that of the U.S.,
though its per capita income still has a ways to go. China’s economic and diplomatic expansion has led to development agreements in Africa, leading to accusations of neo-colonialism by China.
China is a growing super-power technologically, politically and economically. If China successfully sends people to the moon in the 2020s, they will have taken the Americans place as the dominant superpower. It will probably eclipse the U.S. within the next 30 years.
The U.S. as recently as 2015 is becoming a more than now economic up. And China is now buying even more then the U.S.. The US also has the most powerful country on earth. Not only that but the U.S. is on the verge of technological independence and the debt to China is only 1% of the U.S. GPD