Astronaut: What China's moon landing means for US
January 7, 2019 at 3:25 PM - Views: 80 #9511RealityReduxParticipant
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During the ongoing Trade War talks with China, that Trump created, lets see where Trump’s art of the deal takes us on this matter as well.
By Leroy Chiao
Updated 3:09 PM ET, Mon January 7, 2019
(CNN)China started out the year by doing something that no nation has done before: It landed a spacecraft and an accompanying rover on the far side of the moon with an ambitious scientific payload package and an exciting mission ahead to study the interior structure of the moon with the help of ground-penetrating radar, among other things.
Almost equally impressive from a technical standpoint, China successfully placed a communication relay satellite into a lunar halo orbit to enable the command of, and communication with, both the spacecraft and rover, which do not have line-of-sight views of Earth for direct radio contact.
While China is preparing its space station, with plans to start sending parts up in 2020, America is planning to exit the International Space Station — the collaborative effort of 15 nations — in 2024-2025. According to an internal NASA document obtained by The Washington Post in early 2018, the plan is based on the unrealistic idea that we can transition management of the facility to a commercial entity.
Now we have come to the moment of China’s ascendency in space exploration. We must face the reality that it has, in a small but significant way, shown the world that it can be the first to accomplish things in space, too. We had better realize this soon, or we may very well wake up to find that we are no longer top dog in the space business. And if we don’t learn from our complacency in space, we could end up losing our edge in other areas as well.
January 7, 2019 at 4:09 PM #9527NV WinoModerator
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It means nada for the U. S. Literally. They won’t share anything with us, and why should they the way the Orange Turdgas has treated them.
January 7, 2019 at 5:27 PM #9558
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America is being drowned by ignorant fukwads.
Forcing people to work without pay is akin to slavery.
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January 7, 2019 at 10:55 PM #9644sonofspy777Participant
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they sure are efficient!
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January 8, 2019 at 8:56 AM #9738
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China spending on military= ’bout 240 billion. America= ’bout 900 billion
When China sends a team of explorers to Mars, we’ll be still be waging war with other small countries and fighting among ourselves over whether insurance companies should pay for preexisting illnesses.
Crawling through reality.
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