Sunday, June 17, 2012

A New Space Race? Sort Of.

China is about where we were during the Apollo Program. Perhaps a bit better. China Chooses Liberation Army Pilot as First Woman Astronaut - Businessweek But then with today's tech, it should be a lot easier for them.
Liu will be one of three astronauts aboard the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft when it blasts off tomorrow ahead of the country’s first manned orbital docking with the Tiangong-1, or “Heavenly Palace” module, the Xinhua News Agency reported.
Orbital rendezvous is one of the things Apollo had to master. Before heading for the moon. I wonder what the Chinese plans are.
So the rule for military operations is not to face a high hill and not to oppose those with their backs to a hill. (Sun Tzu - The Art of War)

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