Congratulations to China! With the basic technology in place, we hope China can accelerate its space program, and bring down the cost of putting stuff into orbit and onto the moon. The rest of the world can then hitch a ride on Chinese space craft at a more affordable price than the current monopoly of the USA.
Well, if successful, people will have two villas there.
Great, very soon we can order Chinese food in space.
I think their safety records is better than the Russians, maybe we can rent their rockets to send our goodies into space. Cheaper alternative to NASA and safer than the Russians
The chinese had to develop their own space program because they know the West will never treat them as equal and invite them to join their club.
Whats the big deal? The whole Chinese rocket system was in shambles for decades. In an unprecedented failure in rocket history launching disaters, a whole town in Xizhang was wiped out by the Long March III rocket. The US came to the rescue during the Clinton years and developed and sold the Chinese a proper launch system. This was an extremely bad judgment made by the administration of the day for a number of reasons, one because it signal the beginning of a long chain of events in which China earnestly began to steal and copy high tech from the US. Second, China was undeserving of any good gesture because of severe and continues violations of human rights in Tibet and Uighur land. Thirdly, It was naive of Clinton to think that the Chinese would use the much needed help for good purposes, all the Chinese did was copy the technology and apply it to their war machine; what an epic failure!
So while you Chinese communists may act as if you are achieving something of great value, remember it was the US that propped you up and enabled a safe and proven launch system.
Last but not least, tragically the previous disaster of the launch failure of the Long March III rocket resulted in a whole town being wiped off the map, anywhere between 5000 to 10000 people are said to have perished in the disaster. The CCP (as usual) got up to their dirty tricks and imposed a complete information black out. All media were deported in curtained buses and the whole thing was swept under the carpet. So much for respecting human life.
The ISS is like an apartment (or hotel) complex while the Chinese space station (阿房宮) will be like a single family home. Which is better?
That’’s how the Americans compare their big clinky cars to the small Japanese cars when Japan first started making cars. The rest is history, as Japanese car makers swept the global market and Detroit start going downhill and have not recovered til this day.
the fact that the so call "international space community" headed by the united space refuse to let China to join the space operation shows the hypocrates of the US authority about peaceful joint space exploration by human community.
in this reality world, still raw power talks, you want respect? you got to get stronger. still not far from the barbarian peroid、
It is time we start improving space exploration. So much on making Iphone 3 or improving TVs. We need to start exploring this solar system and hopefully by 2030 go to mars and back.
If it makes it there in one piece it will contaminate the space station with the mercury in their paint.
mercury? Nah that’’s too expensive. China is sitting on the world’’s largest lead deposit. They make everything out of it, even baby toys. They don’’t care so why should we?
You are contaminating the internet with your venom.