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More on China space program

It is perhaps only a matter of weeks now before the Chinese become the third government with proven manned orbital capabilities. This article by Len David (with quotes from sci.space alumnus Jon McDowell) summarizes their current status. It also contains a discussion of the Chinese government’s plans for going beyond LEO (Low Earth Orbit).

3 comments to More on China space program

  • uke medel

    i believe that china should be focusing and spending more on the problems faced by its citizens before rushing to join the race to space. they have a host of problems that the government will not even admit publicly (an aids epidemic in their countryside, for example). they should give attention to these problems. it’s obvious that they’re spending a lot for ‘national prestige.’ why not spend for their citizens instead?

  • I believe that there should be one global space program (to help it move along quicker) However, it should be noted that if any country needs a space program, it’s China.

    When one and one half billion people live in an area the size of the US, and when they have to commit genocide against the Tibetans in order to resettle the Han population, I say it’s about time to resettle the same Han Population onto the Moon.

    Not only China, but also India, Bangladesh, Madagascar, the United States etc need to resettle their collective populaces outside the Earth for the sake of environmental recovery.

    People need to settle on the Moon etc As Soon As is Possible. There are way too many people on the Earth and for each person born (especially to the wealthy) our resources are strained more and more and our environment is further decimated. It would be best if ALL the people on planet Earth left for space, save for a few indigenous peoples. That would give the Earth time to repair it’s self.

    Eventually all the cities towns and villages lying along the great coastal plains will have to build protective domes around them (as the ice caps melt and sea levels rise). The Space program may very well supply this technology.

    The given link shows all the eco-regions and how, why, and to what extent they are being threatened.

  • alex

    The president of China announced that China will rewrite $1 billion debt to the 36 third-world countries. Why doesn’t China take care of her poor citizens before extending the helping hands to the others? The reason is simply AS SAME AS China insisted in developing the space program. The world must accept that China is getting more involved in many world affairs, including the common dream of humanz; exploring the space.