ironloyalty, on 29 June 2012 - 02:41 PM, said:
Well, Yahoo (western) news emphasizes more on the female astronaut but Chinese news are more neutral:-) Is it your point Yohan?
Not really for this thread, but in another forum.
With this thread I merely want to point out that China has an interesting space program, successfully operating manned spacecrafts, despite USA strongly objects the participation of China in international space research programs.
Tiangong 1 is due to be retired in a few years and replaced with a permanent space station around 2020 that will weigh about 60 tons, slightly smaller than NASA's Skylab of the 1970s and about one-sixth the size of the 16-nation International Space Station that China was barred from participating in, largely on objections from the United States.
China would also be the third country after the United States and Russia to send independently maintained space stations into orbit.
They are clearly behind USA, but it shows, Chinese space research for independently manned space stations is quickly progessing now.
Japan cannot do that alone...despite there is also research and a lot of activity to lift various sats into the orbit.
Despite this forum has a China section, I do not remember about any thread regarding China's space program.
I think, it is worth to discuss about it.
Bluecat, on 29 June 2012 - 03:40 PM, said:
I''m sure reading this most Americans will want to go to China ...
Might be in future... and this is not a joke.
Especially in case should the Chinese government insist, that USA is paying back all its debits...
it is also said, there is less crime in Shanghai than in Detroit and there are more vacancies in Shenzhen than in Seattle.