Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Humans fly to Space
With news of China entering the Human Spaceflight club the story is one of competition to the U.S. I say terrific! I have hopes that this will spark the reactionary right in the U.S. to fund a new era of development in spaceflight that has floundered recently. What we need is some good old fashioned competition! Since I don't care about nationality, I'll just say this to the racists in Washington: "Do you want the first person on Mars to be named 'Chang?' Huh? Do you? Better hurry, boys, or the Red Planet will be really, really, RED!!" In fact, I think the U.S. should start a second space agency to compete with NASA, which has had numerous problems, including a work atmosphere that supresses any real progress, not to mention safety for those whose lives are at risk. We need some innovation and some actual funding from Congress. Anyway - I hope the Chinese have safe and productive trips and make headway for humanity's exploration of Space.

And just one little quote from the interactive part of the article linked above: "After liftoff, first to be jettisoned are the escape tower and the STRAP-ON BOOSTERS." (capitals their's) tee-hee-hee.

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