Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Last Shuttle and the Rise of China

A little bit of China's history and a warning of things to come if we abandon space exploration.

Excerpt: The space shuttle's last nighttime flight was on February 8, 2010. As matters currently stand, the last flight of the space shuttle will be sometime later this year. The next American astronaut, assuming there is one, will have to use a Russian or Chinese rocket to reach space -- that is, if either nation is still willing and able to give him or her a ride.

Historically, the message we are sending is telling. In an age of China's rising power, we are ceding ground economically, militarily, morally, and philosophically. It is certainly ironic that this has come to pass.

Read about China's folly of yore and compare it to Obama's "space folly". Read it here.

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