I just found this timeline and I am enjoying it. I have some questions.
1. Has there been any developments in beaming solar power by microwave from orbit?
2. Has there been any attempts to cleanup the junk in Earth Orbit?
3. Have any corporations or private entities joined the Space Race?
I think the us would launch a full diplomatic offensives to any country not part of the union deals, especially in asia and latin America. The could offer better trade, military upgrades and education programs similar to the russians.