Wednesday, September 28, 2005

China going UP, America going down

China wants a McDonalds, now they want to go to the moon:

China's second manned space mission - and its first to carry two astronauts - is due to launch on Oct. 13, weather permitting, and return five days later, a state media report said.
The launch of Shenzhou VI is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Base, in the Gobi desert in northern China, with the mission lasting 119 hours if all goes according to plan, the state-run China News Service reported on Sunday.

So, now the the senate wants to cut spending great idea:

The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee approved a $440.2 billion defense spending bill, fully funding most of the Bush administration's requests for weapons spending.

Stupid, stupid, stupid. Space pays off in the long run. Think about how many inventions and applications came from space exploration. I'm not a military expert, but if we can put objects in space instead of pilots in harm way then the money is well spent.


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