Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc. Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing... Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate.
     
Show ALL Forums  > Science/philosophy  > China's space program      Home login  
 AUTHOR
 huixin
Joined: 11/22/2007
Msg: 15
view profile
History
China's space programPage 2 of 2    (1, 2)
exclusive claim ? The moon belongs to the WORLD not only China
 desertrhino
Joined: 11/30/2007
Msg: 16
view profile
History
China's space program
Posted: 10/19/2008 7:57:38 PM
There's no way to solve population issues by moving population off-planet. It costs more to move someone off the planet than to feed them for longer than their lifespan.
 stargazer1000
Joined: 1/16/2008
Msg: 17
China's space program
Posted: 10/19/2008 8:11:34 PM

There's no way to solve population issues by moving population off-planet. It costs more to move someone off the planet than to feed them for longer than their lifespan.


Sadly true, especially for a long-time sc-fi fan like me. It's going to take a major leap in technology that rivals the rocket to get us out of this deep gravity well we live at the bottom of.

That said, I'm absolutely convinced that we must leave this planet as a survival strategy for the species. One good hit by a large enough comet and we join the dinosaurs. It's happened before. It will happen again. It never pays to have all your survival eggs in one basket.

If one is inclined to believe in the Gaia hypothesis, of the planet as a living organism, I read a wonderful take on it in a book, I think, by Greg Bear. It is the natural tendency of every living organism to expand and reproduce. Well, what if intelligence and consciousness is a natural expression of that biological imperative? It's also the drive of at least one intelligent species to expand outwards into the universe.

It's a neat idea.
 TheLimey
Joined: 2/24/2008
Msg: 18
view profile
History
China's space program
Posted: 10/19/2008 8:15:27 PM

What means, what interceptors? They don't exist in any form but theoretical, and no nation has anything deployed or deployable.

Apart from the USN which blew up a satellite a few months back with a ship launched missile....& those missiles just happen to be deployed where ever the USN is floating about...
 ________
Joined: 12/24/2006
Msg: 19
China's space program
Posted: 11/2/2008 5:16:06 AM
It's about time the exploration of space got some greater priority. It is after all the only hope for the survival of the human race in the longer term.
 Jankinssong
Joined: 4/10/2007
Msg: 20
view profile
History
China's space program
Posted: 12/13/2008 8:37:56 AM
you ever worried about that, that seems to be funny.
We are pretty sure to r- e- s- p- e- c- t the intermational convention.
just like every countrys could settle their labs in the Antarctica,right?
 MisterStone
Joined: 11/28/2008
Msg: 21
view profile
History
China's space program
Posted: 12/13/2008 5:09:44 PM
"Both China and Russia have requested verifiable results but none has been forthcoming putting the veracity of the claimed success in doubt. The main stated objective of the US test was to destroy the hydrazine fuel tank on the Sat 193, a top secret spy satellite, but even that objective was not verifiable by any party including the US.

If it can’t be peer reviewed it shouldn’t be claimed, makes sense, as without proof it’s just bravado or propaganda."


In the realm of military affairs, it is NOT always in our interests to advertise the full extent of what we can do.
Show ALL Forums  > Science/philosophy  > China's space program