While it's exciting to see China going into space I still have reservations about them. They seem to have moved more towards capitalism, but there's still the issue of Taiwan and China saying they will crush them
recently that gives me pause. That and the whole fiasco over the April 1, 2001 collision with a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane
The nerdy part of me however says, "good luck guys!"
Two Chinese astronauts may be orbiting Earth as early as September, this time spending five days aloft in the nation's second manned venture into outer space, China's space agency chief confirmed yesterday.
Sun Laiyan, who heads the China National Space Administration, also said the country expects to expand exchanges with the United States in space science and applications to further tap co-operative potential.
"Compared with (China's first astronaut) Yang Liwei's solo mission, Shenzhou-VI will carry two men to circle the globe for five to six days sometime in September or October," Sun told China Daily.
He stressed more understanding between the two is paramount, since there is some misunderstanding in the United States that China might try to acquire space technology for other purposes.
Sun said such speculation is totally groundless, noting the country has always relied on itself and developed space technology independently.
I have issues with sharing with China. Call it paranoia, but I don't trust them.
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