China lands on moon -wants to build a base (1 Viewer)

guidomerkinsrules

W H A T E V I R
VIP Contributor
Joined
Apr 30, 2007
Messages
48,519
Reaction score
73,504
Location
by the cemeteries
Offline
hmm:

China completed the first-ever landing on the “dark” side of the moon this week. It was a technical achievement and a coup for the country’s ambitions to outshine the U.S. space program.

...

“It’s a very, very symbolically and technologically significant development, and it shows to the world that China’s space program has arrived and can do original feats on its own,” says Goswami (@namygoswami), who’s working on a book about “expansionism, territoriality and resource nationalism” in space.

China’s long-term goal is to establish a base on the moon, which it can utilize for researching deep-space exploration and asteroid mining, Goswami says. That contrasts with U.S. goals, which are primarily focused on Mars.

Goswami says China’s efforts in space come amid a loss of American momentum.

“In the last 20 years, the U.S. has lost focus — especially under the first two Bush administrations, and to an extent under Obama,” she says. “Under President Xi Jinping, space is one of the top-most priorities of the Communist Party of China, and they have committed resources for the next 20 years.”


https://www.wwno.org/post/china-wants-establish-base-moon-space-program-expert-says
 
OP
OP
guidomerkinsrules

guidomerkinsrules

W H A T E V I R
VIP Contributor
Joined
Apr 30, 2007
Messages
48,519
Reaction score
73,504
Location
by the cemeteries
Offline
i mean maybe trump is playing 10d chess
build a big wall then 500 years later do some space stuff

but seriously, can we stop looking backwards as a country?
 

mjcouvi

Hi
Joined
Aug 13, 2006
Messages
4,594
Reaction score
3,682
Offline
Good article. I'm guessing a Chinese taikonaut (had to look that one up) will make it to Mars before us. Seems logical to go to the moon first. I don't see why the US is just skipping right to Mars. Moon would be good practice, and maybe a platform for getting to Mars.

I don't know anything about this stuff, just my impression after reading that.
 

FLIPPY

Angler of the Year
Gold VIP Contributor
Joined
Jan 8, 2007
Messages
18,092
Reaction score
17,303
Age
55
Location
Metry
Offline
Last edited:
OP
OP
guidomerkinsrules

guidomerkinsrules

W H A T E V I R
VIP Contributor
Joined
Apr 30, 2007
Messages
48,519
Reaction score
73,504
Location
by the cemeteries
Offline

gavinj

Super Forum Fanatic
Joined
Apr 12, 2004
Messages
8,251
Reaction score
2,525
Offline
I think it’s important to them because crushed asteroid dust has long been valued in traditional Chinese medicine for its health benefits of longevity and male potency.
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)



Saints Headlines (The Advocate)

Headlines

Top Bottom