[FPSPACE] NK on the pad
kgottschalk at uwc.ac.za
Thu Mar 26 10:02:50 EDT 2009
Dear fellow spaceflight fans,
Please let's not get our knickers into a knot with political
acrimony! Just call the NK machine a:
as you prefer. I think that the only "political" topic that is not
off-topic here is this:
1. The North Korean attempts to launch a satellite appear to have
precipitated South Korean plans to also start a space programme.
2. Within the lifetimes of FPSPACE members, in chronological order,
Vietnam, Yemen, and Germany have re-united.
It will not be surprising if, within one or two decades, South Korea
(60 million) absorbs a post-Kim North Korea (20 million).
3. When that happens, their two space programmes will merge personnel
and resources, creating one more viable space programme.
yours, Keith from the southern tip of another continent.
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