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Shenzhou 6!

  1. The Chinese space program will eventually surpass NASA.

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  2. The Chinese will get to the Moon before NASA.

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  3. The Chinese will get to Mars before NASA.

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  4. The Chinese will go beyond Mars before NASA.

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  5. I would love to ride on a Shenzhou.

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  1. Oct 12, 2005 #1
    Shenzhou 6 was launched earlier today. What do you think the implications are for the worldwide space industry, and also where do you think the Chinese may be headed with this? How long until they get to the Moon, Mars, or surpass NASA? Also, if given the chance, would you take a ride on a Shenzhou? :biggrin:
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  3. Oct 12, 2005 #2
    I'm still waiting for them to be invited to join the International Space Station.
  4. Oct 12, 2005 #3
    I clicked all of them since it looks like NASA is going to die soon, and be replaced in America by private industry.
  5. Oct 12, 2005 #4
    I can't believe

    I think Shenzhou will never surpass NASA.
  6. Oct 12, 2005 #5


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    Well since the US made it to the moon 4 decades ago...
    And we have already sent multiple probes and robots to mars....
    And we have already sent multiple probes beyond mars....

    Not sure what to put :P

    If we're talking about human flights... well again, we already went to the moon. The rest I highly doubt. The Chinese have a loooooooong way to go before they get to mars. I bet they will surpass the US however at some point. The Chinese are far more willing to sacrifice people in the name of nationalism and such. Everytime we have an accident, people say the US will never go into space again. I'm sure in China, if there is an accident, they'll be at it trying again the next month. We're incredibly cautious when it comes to this kinda stuff it seems.

    And where is the "none of the above" option. China may very well spontaneously combust tomorrow for all we know.
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  7. Oct 12, 2005 #6


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    Maybe when the Red Cross and AI are no longer able to publish truckloads of human rights abuse cases from China....
  8. Oct 13, 2005 #7
    Just because you don't like China doesn't mean their not in the space club. They've already surpassed 4 of the agencies in the ISS soon they will pass Russia too and eventually even NASA.
  9. Oct 13, 2005 #8


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    They shouldn't be allowed to join the international space station.

    And if you're talking about the poll... i think i made it very clear that the US has already done all of that if we're not talking about manned missions so unless China is going to devise a way of going back to the 50's and beat us to the moon, the choices are rather useless.
  10. Oct 13, 2005 #9
    What I meant is going to the moon again for NASA. Also, the Chinese are extremely meticulous in their engineering, and there is no hurry for them, so I think they are going to have it much safer.
  11. Oct 13, 2005 #10
    Why not? By all accounts it sounds like you could use the help.
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