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  • Chinese taikonauts return to Earth after spacewalk

    This is a few days old, but still pretty neat.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7634404.stm

    and analysis here:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7635397.stm

    So, China's first spacewalk. Discuss.
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    The way the Chinese published the news story about the launch sort before it happened makes me wonder how much of what they claim is true... Not that I have specific reason to believe it is not.
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      Yeah, the Chinese media practices still owe a lot to the Soviet style of government overview, rather than the Western style of government independence.

      But still interesting to see how far their space program has come, and how quickly.

      An American commentator (I want to say he was with NASA) said that the technological advances were coming at a very fast pace. But he had doubts about the actual number of man hours of experience for the human element.
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        ESA still hasn't put a man into space and that's why it's the best space agency of them all.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Colon™
          ESA still hasn't put a man into space and that's why it's the best space agency of them all.
          there going to convert that truck they just built though aren't they.

          Not with Uk money I should add
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            The UK is a member of ESA.
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            • #7
              we are but do not fund the stuff towards manned spaceflight.

              We concentrate on satellites, and we are pretty good at those
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