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Posted by: beancounter - Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:36 am
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Post    Posted on: Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:43 pm
I still don't think their LM-5 is going to be big enough.

R-56 at least!


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Post    Posted on: Thu Mar 16, 2006 8:31 am
publiusr wrote:
I still don't think their LM-5 is going to be big enough.

R-56 at least!


That's where the Chinese ChangZheng-6 would come in straight after the LM-5, it would be a second generation Heavy ELV for Moon launches and deepspace trajectory injection ( 50-100 tonnes into LEO) and the building of Hainan Spaceport would see a Fourth and southernmost space center for Heavy ELVs.
There is some activity down there now,
Bush tried to send a US spy plane to look over the place in April of 2001 but China sent a military aircraft to confront the USA ( the Chinese pilot died ) and China grabbed 24 US crewmen but the Chinese released them after a whitehouse letter with a double-sorry.


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Post    Posted on: Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:33 am
Bit of a discussion on the Chinese program here:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Fly_M ... _Moon.html

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Post    Posted on: Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:30 pm
More here
http://www.space.com/news/ft_060331_nas ... gress.html


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Post    Posted on: Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:20 am
beancounter wrote:
Bit of a discussion on the Chinese program here:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Fly_M ... _Moon.html



They think Chinese might beat us to Mars or the Moon or is this just a 'red-scare' ?


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Post 'red-scare'   Posted on: Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:24 pm
Lunar-Humans wrote:
They think Chinese might beat us to Mars or the Moon or is this just a 'red-scare' ?


I'm thinking this is more red-scare.

Still, it might be a useful tool to keep us moving forward, though I'd prefer the cooperation rather than competition version of moving forward.

Using the whole 'fear' tactic is getting old. First there was the Soviet red scare, now there is the terrorism fear mongering, what's next?

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Post Re: 'red-scare'   Posted on: Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:05 pm
alistair wrote:

Using the whole 'fear' tactic is getting old. First there was the Soviet red scare, now there is the terrorism fear mongering, what's next?

- Alistair


I am reminded of the scene from Canadian Bacon and aliens

"They're coming to anally probe you " (Ok, thats not an actual quote, but its close enough)


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Post    Posted on: Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:28 am
Fear factor may be being used however perhaps not. Either way, the Chinese seem to be attracting a certain amount of attention on Capitol Hill:

http://www.space.com/news/ft_060331_nas ... gress.html

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Post    Posted on: Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:18 pm
Lunar-Humans wrote:
Damn!
I think they are getting serious


next 6 months - 24 months
Chinese have plans to send a craft as a Moon orbiter

next 36 months - 5 years
Chinese sends a robotic lander to study Lunar rocks like MERs do on Mars

next 8-9 years ( 2015 ? )
Chinese lands people on the Moon to build a Moon-base
China grabs the Moon's resources 4 years before Americans can return to the Moon and 'celebrate' the Apollo11 anniversary


No, according to official plan
China will land a lunar sample returner in 2017
Sending people to it will be sometime after that
However, they may accelerate......Who knows?

Also, I think China will be amitted into the ISS programme after conducting successful docking between 2 Shenzhous


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Post    Posted on: Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:58 pm
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Also, I think China will be amitted into the ISS programme after conducting successful docking between 2 Shenzhous
That is what they really want, but the US doesn't. They offered to participate in the ISS right after their first flight and were rebuffed.


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Post    Posted on: Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:02 pm
Links:
http://www.spaceprojects.com/Chinese-sp ... ts2000.gif
http://www.newscientistspace.com/data/i ... -2_250.jpg
http://www.chinapage.com/space/cz-2f.jpg


http://www.ce.cn/kjwh/gengduo/200510/13 ... 1716.shtml
http://221.224.3.75/wangxiao/ReadNews.asp?NewsID=849
http://www.cnr.cn/zhuanti1/sz6h/kp/t200 ... 12328.html
http://www.gdmzzx.com/study/phy/yywl/index02.htm
http://www.chinanews.com.cn/news/2005/2 ... 6647.shtml
http://space.lamost.org/news/space%20station.htm
http://www.maomingdaily.com.cn/mmrb/b/b ... 140034.asp
http://www.whnet.edu.cn/NewsDetails.aspx?NewsId=510
http://news.sina.com.cn/2003-10-10/17061894759.shtml


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Post    Posted on: Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:42 am
campbelp2002 wrote:
8900 wrote:
Also, I think China will be amitted into the ISS programme after conducting successful docking between 2 Shenzhous
That is what they really want, but the US doesn't. They offered to participate in the ISS right after their first flight and were rebuffed.


I could see a Demodcratic or moderate Republican administration agreeing to invite the Chinese in. There is no way anyone associated with this administration would do it.

A simultaneous Shenzhous-CEV dock with the ISS might actually drive up public interest in going to the moon together. Then again, we'd have to reign in the fear-mongering / China-hating right wing.

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Post    Posted on: Wed Apr 12, 2006 8:07 pm
The DNC seems to hate space. I already miss delay. I wish the DNC would lose its technophobia.

Rumor had it that Kerry would have shut NASA down.
What a traitor to JFK's vision.

Bill Richardson would be a pro-space Democrat. I think he might support Griffin.


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Post    Posted on: Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:54 pm
publiusr wrote:
The DNC seems to hate space. I already miss delay. I wish the DNC would lose its technophobia.

Rumor had it that Kerry would have shut NASA down.
What a traitor to JFK's vision.

Bill Richardson would be a pro-space Democrat. I think he might support Griffin.


1 - Dean and the general who ran for the Dem position both supported funding a Mars mission
2 - Bill Nelson flew on the shuttle, and very much has supported Nasa.

The DNC doesn't hate Nasa - the DNC hates Bush (after all, the guy is a crook). You won't get Dems to sign on to VSE because it has Bush's name on it. That doesn't mean we would can Nasa.


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Post    Posted on: Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:07 pm
David Obey would. Kerry scared me. Look at his voting record with regard to space.

Bill Richardson or Bust.


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