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Friday, October 17, 2003


Reasons Why China had a Manned Space Mission

Consideriing that China, a nation saddled with pressing economic and social challenges, bother to send a manned mission into space instead of an unmanned one, she must have her reasons. Experts from the space industry think that the main reason is that of prestige. Joan Johnson-Freese, a professor at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, who has written numerous books about space strategy., had this to say :: "You don't throw parades for robots". Other experts agree with this ChinaBoleh reason and that the Soviet Union and the United States did so four decades ago for the same reason of national pride. Our Bolehnaut is most probably going to space for that same reason.
But for China there maybe other reasons and benefits. These would include the following ::

. China's manned space program attracts many technical workers, preventing a brain drain of highly trained professionals who otherwise might leave the country for more-lucrative job prospects overseas

. the success of her first 'taikonaut' serves as a spectacular advertisement, demonstrating to the world aerospace industry that the Chinese space launch industry is sophisticated enough to handle outside business

.presently there are US sanctions that limit US businesses from participating in China aerospace industry, and this ChinaBoleh success may open up more commercial intercourse between China and the US and Europe.

Who knows sending up our Bolehnaut may one day bring Malaysia similar benefits. Our Astro and Measat satellites may eventually be sent into orbit by Bolehkets.


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