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China is Developing an Advanced Lunar Mission Spaceship

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posted on Mar, 9 2017 @ 11:18 PM
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It looks as if China is making bold moves in its efforts to boldly go where only two other nations have gone: Space. China has surpassed Russia in terms of the number of rocket launches for the year at 22; a number which also ties the US for the most launches. China's new Spaceship will be capable of flying in low-Earth orbit and landing on the Moon. Pretty cool!



The newspaper Science and Technology Daily cited spaceship engineer Zhang Bainian as saying the new craft would be recoverable and have room for multiple astronauts. While no other details were given in the Tuesday report, Zhang raised as a comparison the Orion spacecraft being developed by NASA and the European Space Agency. The agency hopes Orion will carry astronauts into space by 2023. China's Shenzhou space capsule used on all six of its crewed missions is based on Russia's Soyuz and is capable of carrying three astronauts in its re-entry module. China came late to crewed space flight, launching its first man into space in 2003, but has advanced rapidly since then. In its most recent crewed mission, two astronauts spent a month aboard a Chinese space station late last year.


The country who controls Space controls the World, correct? It looks as if China is trying to do just that. From the description, it sounds as if this Spaceship will stay in Space....? Maybe so because the is also talk of China building a permanent Space station. What says ATS?

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posted on Mar, 9 2017 @ 11:27 PM
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The country who controls Space controls the World, correct?


No! Not correct, just some hyperbole.

P



posted on Mar, 9 2017 @ 11:28 PM
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Well when it breaks we can always point to that little part on the bottom that say's MADE IN CHINA.

No seriously this is worrying but I believe a likely response to Trump wanting to go back to the moon and to mars, actually it is also inevitable and with the force of a state behind it they will actually leap frog the US project's which are now in the milk the government for every penny private sectors' hand's.


Phoenix it is correct, ever heard of holding the high ground you would be surprised how many weaponised platform's there may already be in space, China has a bit to catch up but think about it, an orbiting platform with kinetic dart's or even nuclear warhead able to drop them onto a target from a virtual steal location (using stealth to hide themselves as well probably already done for a very long time), you can get your satellite right over your target location and drop your payload straight down onto it, controlling the high ground is just as sound military strategy as building a fort on hill ever was.
If the west does not wake up soon they WILL find themselves second class to these guy's.

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posted on Mar, 9 2017 @ 11:30 PM
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originally posted by: pheonix358
a reply to: lostbook




The country who controls Space controls the World, correct?


No! Not correct, just some hyperbole.

P


I'm not being literal but I do think that Space has several strategic advantages.



posted on Mar, 9 2017 @ 11:32 PM
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Think they're trying to beat the West to go mine that Helium-3 from the lunar surface???



posted on Mar, 9 2017 @ 11:33 PM
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originally posted by: pheonix358
a reply to: lostbook




The country who controls Space controls the World, correct?


No! Not correct, just some hyperbole.

P


It depends on the definition of CONTROLS..

Between their military spending and upgrades plus their future announced plans for their space program China is not another poor third world country anymore even though there are sections of the country that could be used for a third world commercial.



posted on Mar, 10 2017 @ 12:19 AM
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Cool. If they can make first contact, chances are better the aliens won't vaporize us from USA attempting to trick them into signing over lease rights to the moon and asteroids, or trying to just bomb them into submission unsuccessfully, or forcing them to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. /jk

I say good for China because it will in turn spur more priority and competition from our countries as far as the research and investment goes.



posted on Mar, 10 2017 @ 12:58 AM
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Many successful rocket launches by themselves are a great feat, congrats to them, but what is done with them is what matters. What do numbers mean and how do they compare when not too long ago, India put over 100 satellites into orbit from a single rocket, or say, vs our own 24/7 space drone?



posted on Mar, 10 2017 @ 01:24 AM
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And America's response is: www.rt.com...


On Wednesday, the House followed the Senate’s lead by passing the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017, which appropriates $19.5 billion in spending for fiscal year 2017 for exploration, space operations, science, technology, education and more.



In addition to funding, the 146-page bill aims to “extend humanity’s reach into deep space, including cis-lunar space, the Moon, the surface and moons of Mars, and beyond.”

For human spaceflight and exploration, the bill sets three long-term goals to expand a permanent presence beyond low-Earth orbit, through crewed missions for the purpose of reaching deep space, including “habitation on another celestial body and a thriving space economy in the 21st century.”

In addition, the bill asks for a human mission “near or on the surface of Mars in the 2030s,” and specifically asks for a study to be conducted on the feasibility of a human spaceflight mission to be launched in 2033.



posted on Mar, 10 2017 @ 07:22 AM
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originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: lostbook

Think they're trying to beat the West to go mine that Helium-3 from the lunar surface???


You're probably right...hadn't thought of that. Thanks



posted on Mar, 10 2017 @ 08:40 AM
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Good for china. As for who controls space, I'm pretty sure the US will be fine. We are experts in that field still and have some great minds.

President Trumps recent pledge to increase funding to NASA is following through, not to mention a burdeoning private space sector.

I honestly see a NASA as the collaborator between all the private space companies, serving as the proxy for government and military interest, representative.

I have to say that it is flowing naturally.



posted on Mar, 10 2017 @ 09:12 AM
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Ummm...which amazingly looks like an exact copy of Space X's Dragon capsule...

Chinese sources stated on condition of anonymity that this amazing coincidence was merely an example of concurrent evolution of design based on emergent technologies...

Respectful bow...




YouSir



posted on Mar, 10 2017 @ 01:55 PM
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Erm..two nations?

Apart from the fact that China has already had 2 successful orbital lunar probes and a lander. Japan, India and the ESA have all had successful lunar missions, and Europe and India have sent things to Mars.



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