The Moon and the
Chinese; Mars and the United States
"Beijing has promised to put
people to the moon by 2025. Suddenly, the U.S. also announced intentions to
return to the Moon and even establish a base that will serve as a stepping
stone for a manned mission to Mars in 2029. So there! But who will pay… What
country will be the first to plant its flag on Mars? Perhaps the question
should be, which brand?"
That is to say, Mars belongs
to the United States! It's a question of national pride. The landing of the
Phoenix probe, which it is hoped will settle the issue of the presence of
frozen water on the solar system's fourth planet, confirms this once again.
It's a great success for NASA, which follows those of the two rovers, Spirit
It's not only a technical and
scientific victory, but a political one. For just as the Moon was conquered due
to the Cold War between the United States and the USSR, the conquest of Mars is
meant to retain American leadership space. Russia can no longer claim the title
of competitor, Europe has far too modest capabilities, and there is little that
China, trying to make up for lost time, can do to compete with the Americans.
COVERAGE OF CHINA'S FIRST MANNED
To be precise, Beijing
launched its first lunar satellite in 2007 and promised to put people to the
moon by 2025. Suddenly, the United States, through their president, has also
announced intentions to return to the Moon and even establish a base that will
serve as a stepping stone for a manned mission to Mars in 2029. So there!
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And the bill for this? The
figure mentioned is $500 billion. As a result, one wonders if all the fuss is in-effect
an advertisement. Caught up in budgetary constraints, NASA is increasingly
turning to the private sector. What country will be the first to plant its flag
on Mars? Perhaps the question should be, which brand?
A number of Chinese companies have included the Chinese conquest of space in their printed and television advertising. And given the shortage of recources at NASA, it may well be corporate America that puts the first American on Mars ...
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