Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, November 18, 2019

In recent weeks, China's space program has made news by revealing some of its long-term ambitions for spaceflight. These include establishing an Earth-Moon space economic zone by 2050, which, if successful, could allow the country to begin to dictate the rules of behavior for future space exploration.

Some have questioned whether China, which has flown six human spaceflights in the last 16 years, can really build a large low-Earth space station, send taikonauts to the Moon, return samples from Mars, and more in the coming decade or two.

But what seems clear is that the country's authoritarian government has long-term plans and is taking steps toward becoming a global leader in space exploration.

By one important metric -- orbital launches -- China has already reached this goal.

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Yeah. Chinese rockets.

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-11-19 01:59 PM | Reply

Well, to be fair it is based on our best technology.

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-11-19 02:00 PM | Reply

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