News Sum Ting Wong....China to beat humans to Mars ... Set 2020 goal

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    China has announced that it intends to explore Mars and plans to get there by 2020, as well as being one of the first countries to explore the "dark side" of the moon.

    In a rare video interview with the BBC, Wu Weiren, a high-ranking official in the China National Space Administration (CNSA) who served as chief of China's moon and Mars missions, revealed that China is currently working on a definite Mars probe exploration mission.

    We will orbit Mars, land and deploy a rover — all in one mission," said Wu. "We could have started our Mars mission earlier but finally the country has given its approval."

    Interestingly, China also has its sights set on effectively colonising the moon by establishing a manned base.

    "Our short-term goal is to orbit the moon, land on the moon and take samples back from the moon. Our long-term goal is to explore, land, and settle. We want a manned lunar landing to stay for longer periods and establish a research base," explained Wu.

    "It's quite challenging to land there, but according to research there might be water or ice because of the lack of sunlight, so we'd very much like to check that out."

    The Martian has made China hopeful
    Contrary to what you might think, Wu stressed that China is very keen to collaborate with space agencies from other countries such as Nasa in the US – much like in the sci-fi film The Martian, where China's space agency offers its Taiyang Shen space rocket booster to send rescue supplies to Nasa astronaut Mark Watney, who is stuck on Mars with dwindling resources.

    This is an idea that has been impossible since the US Congress passed a spending bill in 2011 expressly forbidding Nasa from working in China, due to a high risk of espionage.

    "We would like to co-operate with the US, especially for space and moon exploration," he said. "We have urged the US many times to get rid of restrictions so scientists from both countries can work together on future exploration."

    Reuters reports that a senior Chinese space official Xu Dazhe, the chief of the China National Space Administration, said at a press conference on 22 April that The Martian film shows that the US would not be adverse to working with China.

    "When I saw the US film The Martian, which envisages China-US cooperation on a Mars rescue mission under emergency circumstances, it shows that our U.S. counterparts very much hope to co-operate with us," said Xu.

    "However, it's very regrettable that, for reasons everyone is aware of, there are currently some impediments to cooperation. I believe that on this matter, China is more and more open, and I hope our American friends can take note."

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    China must have hacked their way into NASA's network. Lord knows they can't R&D anything themselves.
     
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    I expect lots of dead Chinese in space
     
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    those fuckers can barely cross the street.
     
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    Good. They can take the "you know who's" with them.
     
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    If pigs can do it I don't see why the Chinese can't.

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    You can fit about a half dozen of them into a capsule that would fit only two normal people
     
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    Good. They can be the guinea pigs.
     
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    Only slightly less delusional than the North Koreans
     
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    goo for them
     
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    Not surprised as Obugo has directed NASA to shift funds for "Muslim outreach".:coffee:
     
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    I've ridden in Chinese made cars. Legit Chinese cars.

    They ain't getting anywhere near their goals if their automotive skills are a testament to their R&D overall as a country
     
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    Wait a minute...

    "China to beat humans to Mars"

    You saying Asians aren't humans bro?

    @xavier
     
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    No , they are like elves or something .
    I think they all live in restaurants also and cook food .
     
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