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China in Space

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Reno, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. Imaginos

    Imaginos Warlord

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    Good for China. May be a latecomer, but it's still only the 3rd in the world to send people up to space.

    The more people are going up into space, the more exploration there is, the better it would be for everyone.
     
  2. Reno

    Reno The Studio Ghibli Fanatic

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    Looks like the launch went well.

    http://thestar.com.my/news/story.as...01_NOOTR_RTRJONC_0_-219109-1&sec=Worldupdates

     
  3. h4ppy

    h4ppy You sir, pineapple?

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    Well its based on Russian tech so its not like they are actually doing anything new.
     
  4. Knight-Dragon

    Knight-Dragon Unhidden Dragon Retired Moderator

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    Just 55 years ago, China is the equavalent of today's Afghanistan or Cambodia. Give them some credit.
     
  5. Dann

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    Yup. For a few minutes this morning the entire office ground to a halt as all of us watched the live broadcast. No pressure mind you. Someone opened the TV and then people slowly drifted towards it. (Mostly it's just people looking for any excuse to be lazy. :D )

    The locals were happy, but not in the rah-rah and 'high fives all around' way. They were understandably proud, and just watched the thing and made a few jokes along the way.
     
  6. Eli

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    That's not so bad, considering that most of the US actual (manned) space hardware is based on technology of the late 70s.
     
  7. Winner

    Winner Diverse in Unity

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    Well, you can always go to Africa and help in construction of the African Union ;)
     
  8. storealex

    storealex In service of peace

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    Lighten up a bit. Girls I tell you...

    EU is going to be more political, some day. Why the rush?
     
  9. IglooDude

    IglooDude Enforcing Rule 34 Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Congrats to the Chinese, and welcome to the club! :goodjob:

    Personally I hope competition from the Chinese will kickstart the American program again.
     
  10. Bozo Erectus

    Bozo Erectus Master Baker

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    Now they just need to catch up in the soundbite field.
     
  11. (+) Influence

    (+) Influence taiwans elite businessman

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    The mission may be late, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's insignificant. If the mainland settles for just orbiting, then the mission is useless. But if they use this as a step toward further exploration, then its impact could be grand. China could be the Columbus of the modern era while the US and USSR could be the Zhang He.
     
  12. Reno

    Reno The Studio Ghibli Fanatic

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    More on the Chinese manned space launch.

    Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/14/AR2005101402213.html

    Note: The Article is in two pages.

     
  13. Dominus Romae

    Dominus Romae Warlord

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    hmm... China is going to land on the moon soon.
     
  14. Winner

    Winner Diverse in Unity

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    :lol: :lol:

    Yes, sure, the next will be the Congo :crazyeye:
     
  15. Dominus Romae

    Dominus Romae Warlord

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    You mean they can't do that? Of course they can, and that is going to happen in about 10 or 20 years. China, I believe, will try to make a possible landing on the moon the climax of her space program.
     
  16. Winner

    Winner Diverse in Unity

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    Maybe in 20... 30 years. Their dreams of moon landing in ten years are ridiculous.
     
  17. Reno

    Reno The Studio Ghibli Fanatic

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    Note that Europe has yet to do that. ;)
     
  18. Red Stranger

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    Didn't the US go from sending man to space to sending man to the moon in about 10 years time? Given the number of Chinese scientists studying abroad, and the number number of spies they have, and their growing economy, I don't see why 10 years is not possible.
     
  19. Insane_Panda

    Insane_Panda Deity

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    One problem - China still has huge poverty levels, huge amounts of industrial pollution, economic growth which could possibly wreck the country if allowed to go on uncontrolled, and a multitude of other problems. I don't think they are going to be colonizing the moon anytime soon with all the problems they need to handle at home ;)
     
  20. Insane_Panda

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    Its not that Europe can't. It just doesn't want to yet. Why waste millions or even billions of dollars on a good photo-op while instead they could be making millions of dollars launching satellites for big businesses?
     

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