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Third country into space
China puts a man into space.

I think this is very cool, I tend to get emotional when space flight is concerned for some reason. China is the third nation - after Russia and the US of course - to launch a person into space on an indigenous craft. Of course, they did get some help from the Russians in developing the capsule, but it is really largely their own work. And the Long March rocket is their own design.

China is really a power to reckon with. They're already planning a new heavy lift booster capable of putting an orbiting lab up around 2008.

I am: impressed impressed
Current Media: quiet

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mercyspeaks From: mercyspeaks Date: October 15th, 2003 12:14 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

Good

I've always thought the Chinese should be launched into space. Good to see they are doing it on their own.
mindways From: mindways Date: October 15th, 2003 06:11 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Excellent!

(...and maybe this will light a fire under our government's butt to fund more space activites...)
pdelahanty From: pdelahanty Date: October 15th, 2003 07:47 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Does this mean my Chinese food order will be delivered faster now?
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