I was recently told that China is planning a trip to the Moon. Does anyone have details about this? Are there any other countries planning a similar
mission? What are the implications of any one nation gaining control of the Moon? This was intended as a question only,but as I wrote it out I
wondered about the long-term political and strategic implications..and I'd like to know what the rest of you think.
THANX FOR YOUR IMPUT!
I’m actually hoping that China can provide the competition need to kick start the US space program again. There was one reason above all others for
the tremendous achievements accomplished during the Cold War (in terms of space exploration) and that is competition. If China starts getting
ambitious in space others will follow suit, and again we’ll just have to outdo everyone by going to Mars.
I too hope that competition in space will compel us to ramp up space exploration. I also agree that Americans ARE nervous about everything! I'm
just trying to think ahead to the next steps that involve corporations and global politics. What happens if a country puts a weapons platform in orbit
or on the Moon? Will counties outright " colonize " and control sections of the Moon? Does that give a country all of the rights to the natural
resources within that territory? I want to see what folks are thinking. This may require a new thread. I'll see what developes here.If you're
interested in this topic and would like to see a more specific thread on this subject,please let me know.
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