Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Chinese in Space

This day would enter history books as one of the more important in the history of space exploration. Chinese have sent a man in orbit, thus breaking more than four decades of Russo-American monopoly in these activities. And Chinese aren't supposed to stop there – they would build their own space station, send man on Moon and even establish permanent Moon base.

This pretty much sums all the stuff Clarke and other over-optimistic visionaries predicted for early 21st Century. But the Chinese – not Soviets or Americans – are going to do it.

If this isn't the start of another space race, I don't know what it is.

Interestingly enough, world media is playing down this story. Especially American media, who don't like to remind Americans how they lost ability to send people into space.


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