Wednesday, October 15, 2003

And China makes three...


So the first teikonaut took off yesterday. With Russia not able to afford their current space program, and the United States fleet of space fairing vessels land bound after Columbia, it may well be time to have another player in space. My hopes are that this leads to future exploration, and scientific knowledge, and that the cost is something the Chinese people can bear.
It is disappointing however that we won't give funding for science and research in it's own right, but we will give funding for the sole purpose of beating the other person. And I'm not sure whether the "we" I just mentioned there applies to just people in the United States or if it's a part of the human condition...

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