So I started a new thread: When the Portugese were sailing south along the western coast of Africa, the Chinese were already established at The Eastern coast of Africa. At that time China was the most developed power on Earth, but the Emperor died and the new Emperor recalled the Navy, burned it and isolated China. And we Westerners know what then happened, dont we? Will the Decisionmakers in the United states of America act rational in the future? Will they continue the tradition of burning money by burning ships? Will America send a few "missionaries" to Mars to die there of old age and loneliness? Will the coming Masters of Space be the Chinese? Who should go to space, where should they go and why should they go? Any suggestions?