Thursday, May 13, 2010

Red cosmos

Red space

Entering China's Space Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, you take an escalator up. Tilt your head, and you see this gigantic LCD screen hovering right above you, displaying our own man in space. Yes, we're sending shivers up America's spine. China is in space, with our own technology and resources - inside, there were even exhibits showing off a proposed reusable spacecraft. With the U.S. space shuttles retiring soon and the Soviet space program non-existent, who's going to fill the void? A bunch of sandal wearing call centre reps launching out of Sriharikota? I think not.

DF

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