[FPSPACE] Milkusky tries to play the "Ch...
kgottschalk at uwc.ac.za
Thu Apr 26 10:23:15 EDT 2007
this is not the first time that a FPSPACE debate has run a
lo-o-o-o-ong way ahead of budget realities!
1. China currently budgets a max. of two short duration human
spaceflights per year.
2. China seriously plans automated lunar probes during the next, say,
3. Chinese spaceflight engineers naturally talk about, & lobby for, all
the goodies that the rest of us do.
Moon, Mars, automated, human spaceflight to... No doubt also a space
But none of these are sourced to anyone with the authority to grant the
programme a budget. When a Chinese governmental authority announces a
firm budget, then there is all the time in the er, world, for our debate
to get heated.
Unlike the space race, what we now see from both China & India are
an infinite series of incremental, Five Year Plans, and Ten Year Plans.
Just what we would expect from any government department. Such as a
Public Works Department.
Les than Apollo. More than the UK.
with feet on the ground, Keith.
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