Skip to comments.China considers Manned Moon Landing following breakthrough Chang’e-3 mission success
Posted on 01/16/2014 10:26:36 AM PST by BenLurkin
Will China land humans on the Moon before America returns?
It would seem so based on a new report in the Peoples Daily- the official paper of the Communist Party of China as well as the express science goals following on the heels of the enormous breakthrough for Chinese technology demonstrated by the history making Change-3 Mission.
The Peoples Daily reports that Chinese aerospace researchers are working on setting up a lunar base, based on a recent speech by Zhang Yuhua, deputy general director and deputy general designer of the Change-3 probe system.
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I’d hate to be sitting atop one of those rockets..... Clinton giving them our secrets or not.
Zimbabwe will land humans on the Moon before America returns.
They’ve got the benefit of our experience so I doubt it would take them long.
They might as well since we’ll be paying for it.
Only at the current rate. Obamanation doesn’t last forever.
Imagine the final prices when the Chinese astronauts put up artifacts from Tranquility Base on Ebay!
The American left will cheer this as much as the Chinese. To the American left, this is more evidence that communism works.
If I were president I would push congress to free up private industry in space with tax free status for all industries working directly on things that would take them to space.
I would suggest that interested industries make a real competition out of it by putting up prize money for various things like first to circumnavigate mars either on the surface or flying within its atmosphere.
“China considers Manned Moon Landing following breakthrough Change-3 mission success”
So what? Just say, “Been there, done that already! You are simply 45 years behind the times! Try to catch up with the USA!” ;-)
There is prize money related to building a space elevator.
Well, since the US has turned its back on the future in favor of an endlessly expanding welfare state, best wishes to the Chinese. A moon base will open up great opportunities to the countries who colonize the Moon and they will write the history books.
Yeah there are various prizes for space related things but government getting out of the way would drive the money and competition to new heights.
I like this because they play with kilowatt lasers.
I Nominate OBONGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
... but we can text and facebook at will...
Do you all realize how much we would be hosed if they start going up there? Seriously, they will start to mine the resources and dare anyone to tell them not to.
Who cares? Nothing there but rocks and dirt - nothing of value at all.
What resources? Mine how? At what cost? People who really think this are so clueless.
I bet those Chinese astronauts are “excited” to go.
I hate to say this, but many conservatives are also all for sending American industry to China.
There is no party preference.
I say, we need trade tariffs, and we need to bring back American jobs.
Then when we’re no longer exporting all our money to China, we can start building our own moon base.
We really, really need to start to play on America’s side.
Plus, let somebody else expend trillions while we hack their learned tech for nothing.
Well, try this old article:
I know there are private companies in America doing work to get there for 1 reason, profit.
Do you really think that money would be a problem for Chinese government? Do you think that China wouldn’t fight like the devil to keep every other nation off the moon?
“I hate to say this, but many conservatives are also all for sending American industry to China.
We really, really need to start to play on Americas side.”
You are preaching to the choir on that one. I’ve been here for long enough that I was part of the free trade flame wars. I said two things during that time...
- China was going to eat our lunch and eclipse us as a world power.
- Offshoring would lead to a President Hillary Clinton. The loss of jobs, the fear among the public would lead them to vote for the communists.
I was told that I was much too excitable, and sending manufacturing to China was no different than what happened with Japan in the 1970s.
I was also told that I was crazy, go back to the DU, Hillary would never win. No, I guess not, we got something even worse.
I never get tired of saying “I told you so.” Even though we’re all paying the price now.
I give you two words: helium three
Forget mining. Those who fail to comprehend the strategic implications of China taking over the moon are not very smart. Having said that we have some time yet before that occurs. They haven’t even landed a man on the moon yet. But they will.
I give you two more words: So what? Or to expand, what use is He3 Hint: There aren't any fusion power plants
Yes that's always worked do well < /sarcasm>
makes me go...hmmmmmm
Like that movie Apollo 18 and the reason why Americans never went back.
Truth, fiction, conspiracy?
I really wish the Chinese the best of luck getting a manned vehicle to the moon and back.
just that thought that we did it over 4 decades earlier with caveman technology compared with what is current.A childs cheapest digital watch has more computing power than some of the NASA equipment from back then.
Online scifi bs. I reiterate there isn't anything of value on the moon that is anywhere near the cost of getting it. Since you appear to be sincere if completely naive about it, think of this.
"Lunar resources" is a myth promulgated by those who don't have a clue about the economics of the situation.
Well explain them.
At a minimum the Vikings, the Irish, the Welsh, the Spanish and the Portuguese all reached North America before the English, and yet you posted that comment in English. China isn't planning a vanity photo op, but a permanent base.
You ought to read up on how from the 17th-19th centuries the Chinese reflexively dismissed everything that wasn't Chinese as inherently inferior because they could not conceive that something that wasn't Chinese wasn't inherently inferior, The read up on how that worked for them.
Well, it seems to be working pretty well for China.
So you think that raising taxes increases wealth and jobs? That we can tax ourselves into prosperity?
I say yes.
America has lost sight of American greatness.
America needs to focus once again on America.
Bring back jobs, and start to grow our own economy.
increasing taxes has never worked to increase prosperity or jobs - ever. But for some strange reason it's a very popular idea with the left.
Bring back jobs, and start to grow our own economy.
You "bring back jobs" by being better (ie more efficient) than the competition, not be causing the competition to be less ifficient by taxes distorting the maketplace. BTW your idea is probably the single most central philosophy of the liberal democrats wealth redistribution by taxation and the primary point of difference between conservatives and liberals.
America is now $17,000,000,000,000.00 in debt, and that number is rapidly climbing.
Bring back American jobs.
The only problem with this that I see, is that an hour after landing, they’ll want to go again...
While no one can disagree with that sentiment, you want to explain how increasing taxes is going to do that?
America needs import tariffs.
One level, all imported products and services. Everything. Gas. Food. And production. If it is imported into America, pay a tariff.
All imports, need to pay one single import tariff. This will balance out our trade, and it will start to pay down our debt.
What that tariff should be, is a significant discussion. But America cannot continue to send jobs to other countries.
We need to bring back American jobs.
We need to stop selling out America. Protect American jobs, and bring back American employment.
China is now the largest exporter in the globe.
That is rapidly growing.
Bring back jobs to America.
When you defend “free trade” you defend the income tax and progressivism. When you defend tariffs, like our founders did in the late 18th century, you are defending a conservative position.
Get back to me when you have something to say. or not, your choice
“but a permanent base.”
I say to the Chinese: Good luck with that! They will not be successful without Western engineering/technology which they are stealing from us.
“The Chinese reflexively dismissed everything that wasn’t Chinese as inherently inferior because they could not conceive that something that wasn’t Chinese wasn’t inherently inferior,”
I am reminded of, “The King And I” where the ‘king’ of Thailand just KNEW that his country was the biggest, greatest on the planet. All countries of any substance feel that way so that the Chinese culture does not differ from any other in that regard.
Their ‘closed door’ policy worked for them but not for the world. The world wanted them to ‘open the doors’. They simply wanted to be left alone but the world did not want that. They have now opened the doors and the ‘negative’ influences of the rest of the world are now ‘corrupting’ their society. I find it unfortunate even though I was the representative of the first American company to sign a very large contract with the Chinese government in 1975 so that I have hands-on, first-hand knowledge of the Chinese culture.
If you knew history you’d know the progressives wanted to eliminate tariffs and institute a more aggressive tax system, i.e. income taxes, around 100 years ago.
If you were completely honest you would acknowledge that progressives did not want to eliminate any tariffs, but rather wanted to add additional taxes and did. Further you would acknowledge that tariffs are like all taxes a burden on the economy. Ever hear of Smoot Hawley? I suggest you read the short article in the link.
Imports during 1929 were only 4.2% of the United States' GNP and exports were only 5.0%. Monetarists, such as Milton Friedman, who emphasize the central role of the money supply in causing the depression, note that the Smoot-Hawley Act only had a contributory effect on the entire U.S. economy.
We manufactured our own junk back then, we had a trade surplus. Trade was only 5% of GDP, Smoot Hawley could not have had a major impact on the Depression.