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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: seasonal
NASA has a budget of $19 billion.
I don't think we have to worry about China outspending us.
But China is hungry. They are more willing to take risks in order to master space the way we have in a faster way.
The US has been very risk averse when it comes to space exploration. It's an attitude that I think needs to change.
originally posted by: MysterX
USA...first to put a HUman on the Moon...(still in hot dispute)
originally posted by: RedDragon
I think China will dominate space. They don't have to worry about political correctness.
We could have been doing manned landings on Saturn's moons by 1980 but nooooooo they had to be politically correct and cancel the Orion Project. Stupid concerns about radiation and such that China won't be held back by.
Now we cant even send men into orbit lol.