?

Log in

Ramblings Journals I Read Calendar The Dirt MegaZone's Waste of Time Older Older Newer Newer
What is wrong with this page? - MegaZone's Safety Valve
The Ramblings of a Damaged Mind
zonereyrie
zonereyrie
What is wrong with this page?
Shenzhou VI - China's Second Manned Space Mission


Look at the upper left.

Tags: ,
I am: amused amused
Current Media: DCU hold music in my ear

8 STDOUT || STDIN
Comments
From: desertlover Date: October 13th, 2005 08:49 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Wrong Continent / Millenium


Golly, is that a Saturn V?
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: October 13th, 2005 08:52 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re: Wrong Continent / Millenium

Yeah, clip-art strikes again.
ash_3 From: ash_3 Date: October 13th, 2005 08:55 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Heh. That rocks.
buran From: buran Date: October 13th, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
My guess is it's Apollo 17, the only night launch, but it could be any of the day launches shot the night before.

I put this up shortly before you did. Cracked me up too. I wouldn't be surprised if they copy it... they're good at making cheap knockoffs of Western stuff.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: October 13th, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Unlikely for them to copy the Saturn - they've been getting help from Russia, and their capsule is evolved from Soyuz. More likely they'd end up making something closer to the Russian designs.
ninjarat From: ninjarat Date: October 13th, 2005 09:50 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_March_rocket
Has a picture of a Long March booster unit.
buran From: buran Date: October 13th, 2005 11:55 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
buran From: buran Date: October 13th, 2005 11:46 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I'm not sure what they'll do. Long March is a home-designed rocket, I think, but the Shenzhou is much like Soyuz, with some changes (most notably the orbital module).

The only routes they have for a workable lunar booster, though, if they want to use something designed for the purpose, is the N-1 (which never worked; the first stage was far too complex) or the Saturn 5. If they want to use the N-1, there's a lot more work to do than there is either modifying the Long March or something like the S5.
8 STDOUT || STDIN