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International Space Race, US, China, EU, India, Japan

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  1. WILLIAM H

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    And to think people laughed at me for buying all that property from the Lunar Embassy!
     
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    The CHinese are hoping for a manned Moon shot by 2020. The US has to beat them or else
     
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    William--I love all things space-related. But what interest does the moon currently hold, other than bragging rights? Are we trying to hold some sort of "eminent domain"?
     
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    The Moon is a great place for a base, it has large mineral resources, good possibility of water, the lunar sand is good for making cement for building a base. If there is water it can be used for human consumption of course but also for making oxygen & rocket fuel. It would be an excellent scientific/military base far surpassing the silly ISS and could be much larger & more affordable, especially once lunar industry starts up & takes advantage of the local resources

    My worries about the Chinese is that they are notorious for infringing upon borders or invading other countries & forcing them under the rule of their murderous dictators. They have done this to Tibet, Mongolia, they annexed a small portion of NW India, they have been rattling the sabre regarding Taiwan for decades, They hold the leash to North Korea & have vast influence over all other asian nations.

    If the Chinese get to the Moon before the US or EU you know they will try to claim that the entire Moon is Chinese territory & it would be Very bad for the Chinese to have a lunar military/science base on the Moon when the US doesnt
     
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    Could you envision the potential disaster of a battle for the moon?
     
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    Most certainly, Sci Fi is full of battles & I am sure that in the future, perhaps this C humanity will see its first War in space. It wouldnt take much for the CHinese to land on the Moon first & take some small Sidewinder type missiles with them. Of course the Moon is a big place but the first people back will have a head start on everybody else. I wouldnt mind so much if it was India , Japan, Or the EU who lands there next as long as its not friggin China bcus that would be bad news for every other country
     
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    They would have to design missiles specifically for use in space, an "off the rack" air to air missile would be almost worthless in space. And if they did bring missiles with them we have airborne laser technology that will work quite nicely with no atmospheric interference.
     
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    Burt Rutan will be the first civilian on the moon.
    http://www.xprize.org/

    "The mission of the non-profit X PRIZE Foundation is to create a future in which the general public will personally participate in space travel and its benefits. But all of this requires an investment. Be a part of history. Give to the X PRIZE."

    "The X PRIZE is a $10,000,000 prize to jumpstart the space tourism industry through competition between the most talented entrepreneurs and rocket experts in the world. The $10 Million cash prize will be awarded to the first team that:

    Privately finances, builds & launches a spaceship, able to carry three people to 100 kilometers (62.5 miles)
    Returns safely to Earth
    Repeats the launch with the same ship within 2 weeks"
     
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    I wonder if the space race will be on Speed Channel...oh...what? Not that kind of race...hmmmm
     
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    By the time the Chinese get there, we will have a Valet to park the capsule at Starbucks there.
     

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