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If China join the ISS programme

Posted by: 8900 - Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:46 pm
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If China join the ISS programme 
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Post If China join the ISS programme   Posted on: Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:46 pm
What will happen if China is admitted into the ISS programme?

I think the ISS will get a new CAM module attached to the Node2.........
Chinese Agriculture Module
Researches associated with Agriculture are one of the main focus of Chinese space programme
In every Shenzhou mission, researchers put some seeds and plants and sth. like that on the spaceship
If China is admitted into ISS programme
They can launch the CAM lab specially designed for conducting plant research in microgravity for long period of time
Since the original CAM was cancelled, there is one spare "port" for attaching a module........And China can launch it using its own rocket


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Post It'll Never happen   Posted on: Fri Apr 07, 2006 4:00 pm
Not with the Bush admin, and the R's in general. I think your idea of a CAM is a good idea, although I don't think it shoudl be limited to just Agriculture, but I don't think it will happen with the political climite with some of the comments we've heard from various Congressional members. ESA, RSA, and JAXA (I think thats whos in charge of the JEM module) prolly wouldn't care, IMHO, but with the current climate in Washington, it won't happen.


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Post    Posted on: Fri Apr 07, 2006 4:10 pm
I agree. Just think of the ITAR problems!


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Post    Posted on: Sat Apr 08, 2006 5:24 am
The current White house admin are not only stuck in some giant political/strategic/economic mess in the Middle East, but they also seem to have it in for Lefty-groups, socialists or Liberal

So ask India for a lift to the Moon
but snub Europeans ( liberal euros a thorn in GW's side ), refuse help from Moscow, sound the Red-China alarms and blame Canada
...maybe the next Republicans might be more open-minded or even better we might get a decent Democrat to sort out our economic mess and build us some levees and maybe get the Russians to build another Energia and help us reach Mars


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