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#1 2019-11-14 08:22:04

tahanson43206
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Registered: 2018-04-27
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Chinese Unmanned Probes

https://www.yahoo.com/news/china-comple … 13488.html

This test was conducted in a large outdoor structure designed to simulate Mars gravity.

This topic is offered for those who find additional news about the 2020 mission, or related reports.

The director of China's NASA equivalent is Zhang Kejian.  He was born in 1961.

A quick Google search brought up a Wikipedia article, and a mention of his inclusion in the list by Time.com of "2019 Time 100 list"

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Last edited by tahanson43206 (2019-11-14 08:25:47)

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#2 2019-11-14 17:33:15

louis
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From: UK
Registered: 2008-03-24
Posts: 5,476

Re: Chinese Unmanned Probes

https://www.sciencefocus.com/news/china … 0-mission/

That testing gear looks like a good way of using up your budget NASA-style!

Definitely not the Space X way.

China does plan to send humans to Mars "in the long term":

https://metro.co.uk/2019/11/05/china-wa … -11047220/

That should be of concern to everyone who wants an open society on Mars.  This is nothing against the Chinese as Chinese - I'd be very happy to see Chinese from Hong Kong and Taiwan on Mars: it is everything to do with the political system that rules mainland China.


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#3 2019-11-14 17:37:20

SpaceNut
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Registered: 2004-07-22
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Re: Chinese Unmanned Probes

Well they did land on the dark side of the moon and the rover has been able to wake up and move each new lunar day...

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