NASA: China May Reach Moon Before U.S. Returns
March 17, 2007 8:17 PM
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Not only can the Chinese space program make it to the moon, it will get there before the U.S., according to NASA
NASA Administrator Michael Griffin told a House Committee on Science and Technology that the Chinese are likely to be the
next nation to reach the moon
, even before the United States. "If they wanted to mount a lunar mission, they could do so," Griffin said. The Chinese space program also has around 200,000 employees, while NASA has a workforce numbering close to 75,000.
Assuming NASA continues to receive the amount of funding it is currently getting, the space agency will be able to send astronauts back to the moon in 2019 -- an additional "few billion extra" will allow NASA to reach the moon in 2017. The Chinese government continues to funnel large amounts of money towards the nation's space endeavors.
Serious budget cuts and issues with the current NASA lunar program were the main reasons cited by NASA. Bart Gordon, chairman of the U.S. House science committee, recently said that NASA is
headed for a "train wreck"
if the space organization cannot get the funding that it needs.
With the pending retirement of the space shuttle in 2010, NASA also needs to finish the
Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV)
on time after the shuttle is retired. "If the CEV is delayed even further, then we will cede leadership in human space flight at a time when Russia and China have such capabilities and India has announced its intention to develop them," Griffin said.
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What makes me laugh and not laugh is:
3/19/2007 1:52:51 PM
What makes me laugh and also not laugh regarding these aledged moonelandings can be said in three words.
1. The fact of the Thule engine and what we have had ever since this piece of Vrill technology leaved Belgium.
2. Majic 12, Brotherhood of the bell.
3. The third alternative as was answer to a certain congress regarding the future of man on this planet.
One thing is great new endevors, another thing is living in totalt blindness of the truth about who we are and where we are heading.
It is not what you think that matters, but what you know, what you have in memory sort of speaking.
And all can be proven so easy by f.eks. filling up a hollow ball with quicksilver, making a tap that goes a bit down from the top, spin it and then finally chock it with a tesla coil.
The ball just has to be able to withstand a certain presure also wacuum helps a lot, but nothing dangeroues, unless you drink the stuff.
You can also just read (and understand or have someone help you understand) about it in the books of Nikola Tesla, Viktor Schauberger or Maconi, they will all tell you the real truth.
So will patents of the patent office and just a little common sence like, if we have this, what does that mean??
When you look into what i have written above around the web and use your brain as a sorting machine and then tries to conduct f.eks. this experiment, then you will know what is true, what can be done and also by refering to things such as sumerian tablets what have been done many times for so many decades under us, we never evolved, we staind the same plus the less fit gets more children than the fit.
But for those whom will not inquisit the nature of truth, please enjoy the "movie" called Nasa or what ever country you are in.
THIS IS IT!!!, This is the top of technology baby......
Yearh right, i really do cry for those whom beleave in this "show" one thing is know that a horrible death is around the corner, another thing is not knowing about it, i am the kinda guy that would rather die unhappy than dying blind, who are you?
I have buildt REAL antigravitational (over any surface and not just thrust based) devices, and here is the deal, it was easy, you just have to forget what ever you have learned and think for yourself.
Buildt my first as a ION Plasma shield based, the next a special controlled short circuit coil, then a special flywheel, and last Quicksilver in a ball wich is the most tricky of them all, but when you suddently have blueprints it is a cakewalk.
Funny enough, if you put all these things together you have something like the famoues Foo Fighter, Haunebuu Tachyhydron etc.
Those flying thingys that get so attacked as being some of the most controversial conspiray theory.
It is all real, it is just up to you to find that out to escape the lies just as i have.
What do you thin that have flown over the white house now two times with exactly 50 years in between and why, do you ever think of that, or do you just forget?
But who are you really?
A talk, chat and soft kinda guy, just enjoing life, then dont, there is no reward in knowing some off these things, only the opposite.
A ever knowledge searching Thoth with a very solid heart or no heart, then do it.
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