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Another small step: Moon race

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posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 04:55 AM
The NASA has been in news recently with the Apollo tapes. In the elite world of US and Russia, in the last 2 decades, there have been new challengers in space race to these two. They are China, India and Japan.

The race to the moon is hotting up and there are plans from Russia, India and China to send people to the moon.

I feel in the next 10 years we will see Russia and India with a joint manned mission and China on the moon. India and Russia are already jointly working on Chandrayaan 2

Another Small step

IN JANUARY this year, the Indian space probe, Chandrayaan-1, embarked on something of a nostalgia tour. Over the course of four days, the craft flew high above the lunar surface, methodically mapping the landing sites of all six crewed Apollo missions that touched down on the moon.

The purpose, according to Indian Space Research Organisation, was to confirm the Apollo missions' findings about the moon's surface and rocks. Yet it may have had an additional motive: India is among a handful of countries determined to land a human on the moon.

The architects of the cold war-era space race could hardly have imagined the number of nations that would follow their lead. India, Japan, China and the European Space Agency have added to the traffic in lunar orbit, with most of these missions carrying scientific instruments from other countries. Four of the six members of this lunar explorer's club - the US, Russia, China and India - have professed an intention to send people to the moon. Which country, if any, will succeed?

If national ambition, rather than technology, were the main ingredient of a successful lunar mission, the winner might well be China or India. Both governments are keen to use their space programme to make strong statements of national prowess


This is some information on the manned moon mission of these countries

India has plans to send astronauts on the moon by 2020

India has announced plans to launch its first manned space mission in 2015 and set a deadline of 2020 for an Indian astronaut to walk on the moon.

Senior officials have earmarked £1.7 billion to fund the programme, which will build on the success of its unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan I last year and launch a new space race between India and China.


Russia plans to send manned mission to Moon by 2025 and to Mars by 2035

Russia plans to send cosmonauts to the Moon by 2025 and establish a permanent manned base there in 2027-2032, the head of the space agency said Friday.

Anatoly Perminov said that in accordance with Russia's space program through 2040, a manned flight to Mars will be carried out after 2035.


China plans to send a manned mission to Moon by 2017

A space scientist has said that Chinese scientists are considering the feasibility of a manned lunar landing mission at an appropriate time between 2025 and 2030.

China will be able to fetch samples collected by unmanned lunar probe by 2017, Ye Peijian, chief designer of the lunar probe with China's Chang'e Project, said at a science lecture held Friday in Shanghai.

By 2013, China will send the landing craft and rover vehicle to the moon


Is this the next small step of mankind to colonize the moon and then Mars?

posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 05:29 AM
1 laughable fact is that back in the 60's Nasa claimed to have landed men on the moon, techonology back then was pretty poor compared to todays technology, yet we can't send a man back closer than 15 years from today?

We have lighter metals , denser but thinner radiation protection, better propulsion systems, better computers for guidance and telemetry. More money than the 60's apparently ( if money truly exists but thats another matter).
So why all the delay?

Simply because TPTB don't want us to really see whats out there.

When Nasa got there they found the moon already occupied and we're warned off from going back. But now as mankind starts to wonder why we are overpopulating the planet instead of expanding they are all 'rushing' to put a base on the moon.
The aliens that were there have been in contact with TPTB and realised that we either head out to at least the moon ( after finding a suitable uninhabited region allowed by the aliens to land there) or destroy ourselves and the precious planet we're on which they're after or at least observing.
Its like going into a bank and only being allowed in the foyer, you only see what the bank wants you to see, you don't appreciate all the hard work that going on behind the screens by the staff in the back room.

[edit on 17/7/09 by DataWraith]

posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 05:45 AM
reply to post by DataWraith

When Nasa got there they found the moon already occupied and we're warned off from going back.

There have been many unmanned probes by other countries to the moon, since Apollo closed down. If there were aliens on the moon then those probes would have found them, but we still dont have any information about the aliens being on the moon.

I think there are no aliens on the moon, unless all the countries are colluding to keep this a secret.

posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 06:04 AM
reply to post by sunny_2008ny

They only show us what they want to show us, unless we all head over to nasa and literally grab them by the short and curlys and search very single inch of boththeir buildings, their archive and the staffs personal lockers will we know the truth.

All we the public get is pixelated pictures with 'errors' or data lost images.

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