Re: Shenzhou III to Launch this month

From: Phillip Clark (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 02:00:09 EST

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    On Tue, 1 Jan 2002, Jonathan T Wojack wrote:
    > China said a couple of months ago that it plans to acheive manned space
    > flight capability by 2005, and launch a space station, and Chinese to the
    > Moon by 2016.  Looks like Space Race, Round II, is just around the
    > corner.
    Surely it can only be a _race_ when there is more than one competitor, and
    right now the Chinbese seem to be the only ones interested in manned lunar
    missions during the 2015-2020 timeframe.   Unless the Japanese start a
    manned programme with this goal, of course.
    Phillip Clark
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