News from Outer Space: China Building Military Space Station

Posted on March 13, 2009. Filed under: Space News |

News from Outer Space: China Building Military Space Station

Wednesday, March 3, 2009– While Amerika is about to phase out the elderly and dangerous Space Shuttle (which nonetheless has a distinguished record of service despite its two disastes) the Chicoms are readying their new military space station, the Tiangong 1. This 17,000 lb station will be launched next year and will be for the purpose of military research. The Chicoms will be using their Shenzhou space taxi (their equivalent to our Space Shuttle) but they are now building an assembly line for the Shenzhou spacecraft indicating their desire for a longer term use and cheaper production for the spacecraft.

Meanwhile, here in the new Amerika, our Space Shuttles are being phased out by 2010 and we will have to depend on the Russkies to fly our astronauts until we have our next generation of Space Shuttle, The Constellation Program using the Orion/Aries system, ready to go, by 2015 at the earliest (I wouldn’t count on it! I doubt the Obama administration has much interest, and now they won’t have much money, for space flight).

HERE IS THE KICKER PEOPLE: AMERICA, WHO WAS FIRST TO LAND ON THE MOON, WILL NOW BE WITHOUT SPACEFLIGHT, WILL BE BEHIND BOTH THE CHICOMS AND THE RUSSKIES AND TOTALLY DEPENDENT UPON THE LIKES OF VLADIMIR PUTIN FOR MANNED SPACEFLIGHT.

This is not merely about national pride, although that is an important component. A vigorous space program is crucial for national defense, scientific research (both of which, by the way, support the industrial base of the country, create jobs and technology that expands into the private economy from the government economy) and the future of the country and the world. WE MUST expand our horizons from this small globe and reach the stars (well, the Moon, Mars and the Asteroids first).

Obama has stated that he is against the Militarization of Space. Idiot. Space has been militarized since the first communications or spy sat went up. If you think for one minute that the Chicoms and Russkies aren’t developing anti-satellite weapons you need to go back to sleep.

A couple of other reasons we ought to have a vigorous manned space program. When God gave Adam the command and blessing to exercise dominion over the earth, I believe that can logically be expanded to outer space, the Moon, Mars, and everywhere else in God’s creation we can reach. God gave man an inner drive to create and explore that reflects the imago dei in each one of us. Psalm 19 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God…” Let us explore space for God’s greater glory!

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Here is the news story that got me going on this topic this morning:

www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n0903/02chinastation/

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