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China's Shenzhou 8 returns to Earth

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posted on Nov, 17 2011 @ 10:02 AM
Just passing on the news, didn't see it here or in Breaking news.


While in orbit, the unmanned Shenzhou mission had rendezvoused with China's mini spacelab, Tiangong-1. Beijing sees the Tiangong and Shenzhou dockings as the next phase in its step-by-step approach to acquiring the skills of human spaceflight operations.

Personal comment - great to see them making progress! I wish them the best. Especially after this weeks UFO video from the Chinese space program

*Spot the ring UFO in this pic?

Feel free to remove if I overlooked a thread already covering its return, sorry.
edit on 17-11-2011 by markymint because: spelling

posted on Nov, 17 2011 @ 10:05 AM
looks like another random blurry picture man. nothing to see here folks, move along.

posted on Nov, 17 2011 @ 10:09 AM
Are you trolling new posts? This is about the return of China's space-craft. Of course there's something to see

posted on Nov, 17 2011 @ 10:15 AM
While it is indeed a great achievement by our fellow human brothers and sisters in China, it is with all honesty no remarkable progress, but a sad plight.

It is not remarkable because their technology to Space was either copied or stolen from the West, not something they created on their own.

The rendezvous of space craft could even be done today by 17 years old college students with cheaper models attached with thrusters, sensors and range finders. It is nothing difficult or impressive, if that was the impression wanted by the CCP gov to the world.

For all the Billions spent and will be spend for their space programmes, a very high and significant portion of their citizens are still languishing in poverty with no hope in sight, just as India's citizens equally are.

If a nation cannot take care of its own People first, offer them at least a modicum of social expenditure, it should not be looking to Space, more so to only repeat what others had done before. All that wasted money could have been put to better use, and that itself would be more impressive to the world.

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