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Old 21-07-19, 03:50   #11
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Sooo... Who is going to tell the guy above me that if there is any other nation in the world who currently has Technical know how and the financial means to land people on the moon, it would be China.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/19/asia/...hnk/index.html

China has already successfully landed a Lunar Rover on the FAR side of the Moon; A feat praised by NASA's administrator Jim Bridenstine because its a friggin difficult task.

If their Lunar Program goes according to plan, they should have a Robotic Lunar Base set up by 2024:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chines...search_station

The base will have 3D Printing Technology which should help in the construction of ecological structures and dwellings. You know what does that means right? They are well on their way to becoming the first nation in the world to have a long term manned research base on the Moon.

So can we ease off on the "commie" comments now please? Its seriously getting old.
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Old 21-07-19, 12:39   #12
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Looks like it's you.

When you think of the technology we had available at the time, this was a crazy thing to do.

I mean, if someone said to you today, "you have to go to the moon and back using 50 year old technology" you would say, "no ****ing way!"

And yet, it happened. Amazing feat of human ingenuity and bravery.
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Old 21-07-19, 12:54   #13
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Sooo... Who is going to tell the guy above me that if there is any other nation in the world who currently has Technical know how and the financial means to land people on the moon, it would be China.
I've just been thinking of the whole "moon landing hoax" thing and LOL-ing over it, which is why I made the above post.

But seriously, you are right, it IS China that would be our main competitor for the moon.

They would never actually fake a moon landing, if for no other reason that they would suffer immense loss of face and international prestige.

If they do land men on the moon, that may give America a kick in the butt and actually get us back into space again in a serious way, the same way the Russian Sputnik galvanized America back in the 1950s.

On the other hand, we have become decadent, and traded in our whole culture of "can-do" for fat IRAs, trendy food, and SJW types hacking away at our traditions while sipping Starbucks lattes.

Meanwhile, China, an efficient authoritarian Communist state, continues to make great strides forward.

It would be sadly ironic if this is the eventual fate of all humanity, to end up living in a cold socialist hive, slaving away to serve the masters at the top, simply because this is the natural outcome of Darwinian efficiency for our particular species.
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Old 21-07-19, 18:02   #14
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China isn't Communist anymore, no matter what the CCP says.

It's State Capitalism + Authoritarianism.

But they do look to be the ones to lead this on next.
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Old 22-07-19, 19:38   #15
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NASA has done a fantastic achievement over the years and very impressive what they did. Credits cannot be taken away from them for landing on the moon. However I find the Russian (USSR) is the father of the space, they were the one who went to space first and did sapce walk. It's a shame they don't get a credit that they deserved on the same level as NASA did on the moon landing

Here the fun info, you might be intrested

I own the sekonda 3017 mechanical watch dated back 1968 and it's this same model wirh face dial that wented to the space

I own 7 different sekonda 3017 now i'm planning to get Omega Speedmaster which NASA used in space.
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Old 23-07-19, 17:50   #16
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Here the fun info, you might be intrested

I own the sekonda 3017 mechanical watch dated back 1968 and it's this same model wirh face dial that wented to the space

I own 7 different sekonda 3017 now i'm planning to get Omega Speedmaster which NASA used in space.
Do you get them from your local garage sale?
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Old 23-07-19, 20:03   #17
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Do you get them from your local garage sale?
No. They like 1000 each from antique watch store , you won't find it in Gararge but then you havn't seen the pictures that I upload because moderation moved it. It's show Russian cosmonaut wearing the USSR strela sekonda 3017 during on space mission and same from Omega Speedmaster by NASA astronaut.

I'm watchmaker and watch service and that's how I managed to get hold of these beautiful collection with a fantastic history behind it. Chronograph watches plays a huge important role in space mission back then and still is now and that's why I mentioned it on here
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Unfortunately, the Indian Moon Mission ended in failure:

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/...ailure/597631/

Its really hard to stick the landing of the Module; Something that Neil Armstrong learned first hand during the Apollo 11 mission. He nearly exhausted all of the fuel of the module during the Lunar Landing. It was a close call of say the least.

This is the second failed lunar landing attempt this year. In April, an Israeli mission to the Moon ended in failure as well.
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Well, it is rocket science after all...
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Unfortunately, the Indian Moon Mission ended in failure:

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/...ailure/597631/

Its really hard to stick the landing of the Module; Something that Neil Armstrong learned first hand during the Apollo 11 mission. He nearly exhausted all of the fuel of the module during the Lunar Landing. It was a close call of say the least.

This is the second failed lunar landing attempt this year. In April, an Israeli mission to the Moon ended in failure as well.
If you've ever played that old arcade game Lunar lander, which is a crude 2d simulation, you know that sort of thing is not as easy as it looks.

Pfft... Pfft... turn.. twist... pfft... oh ****... AAAAAAHH! CRASH

Sorry, Neil.

The Israelis seem to have bad luck in space. Their first astronaut hitched a ride on the Columbia shuttle in 2003, and we know how that ended up.

Maybe God is sending them a message...

Of other Jews who have gone into space, AFAIK the only one to have died was Judith Resnick on the Challenger back in 1986.
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