posted on Jan, 8 2003 @ 09:49 AM
The Japanese are attempting as far as I know to only get into space, they are building facilities on their southern most island, I think Iwo
The reason I am nearly certain China will fail, is that it is still a communist country in ideology, and has exhibited though less so than the
soviets, a lack of proper infrastructure and leadership, that is required to go to the moon.
Ask any higher up of nasa at the time, and they'll tell you we got to the moon not because of our technology, the russians didn't fail there either,
but because of our leadership, and our organization.
I don't think slave countries can muster the organization to do this task.
I think India is too poor to go itself, it has too many starving peoples, too much disease, attempting this is a feat only of their caste system, any
normal democracy would totaly be against redirecting funds to such a project in their current situation.
America almost had its funds diverted for the same reason, but the soviet "threat" and the words of a few great men spurred us on...one of those men
being Frank Borman, who spoke on Nasa's behalf after tha apollo 1 fire, saying we can't back down because some of us gave our lives to achieve this,
if you want to think of them then think of them the way they'd want to be thought of, in going to the moon.
Anyways...I don't doubt either of these nations would surprise me, but I hope they didn't....I like America being dominant in space, and it should
stay that way