Re: [acc-list] China targeting landings on Luna and Mars

Larry Klaes (
Wed, 20 Oct 1999 17:00:37 -0400

I won't mind a political or economic motivation to get us back to Luna and on to Mars so long as it becomes a colonization project, unlike Apollo.


At 12:06 AM 01/02/1970 -0500, John C. Sherwood wrote:

>Larry Klaes wrote:
>> China targeting landings on the Moon, Mars
>> SHANGHAI, Oct 20 (AFP) - China, still preparing furiously for its first
>> space mission, has already set its sights on landings on the Moon and on
>> planet Mars, the official Shanghai News reported Wednesday.
>It's news like this, I'm sad to say, that might get the ho-humming U.S.
>public (and their leaders) to recognize some value in a vigorous manned
>planetary program. I will settle for a political motivation if we can't
>seem to find another one.
>John C. Sherwood
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