Really, absolutely everyone but the USA is going into space. Oh how the mighty have fallen!!!
The tidy Swiss want to clean up space. Scientists from the Alpine nation said yesterday they plan to launch a “janitor satellite” designed to get rid of orbiting debris known as space junk.
I warned everyone about china’s space ambitions…
From The Washington Times:
China is developing an “impressive” array of space weapons, including missiles and jammers, and is moving toward placing nuclear weapons in space to attack U.S. satellites, the commander of U.S. strategic forces told the Senate yesterday.
The Chinese military has “undertaken what we would call a very disciplined and comprehensive continuum of capability against … our space capabilities,” Marine Corps Gen. James Cartwright yesterday told the Senate Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee.
Their capabilities go “all the way from temporary and reversible effects — [Global Positioning System] jamming, things like that, [communications] jamming, all the way through direct ascent ASAT,” he said, referring to anti-satellite weapons. “Eventually, they’ll probably be looking at co-orbital” weapons — missiles that orbit near a satellite and then explode.
I cannot reproduce the whole article and you really need to read the whole thing.
This is why funding for the space program and going back to the moon is so important. china has plans for a moon base, has space weapons and is not our friend. The General questions whether or not this should spark a space race? What has happened to our country? China is ahead of us in space weaponry and we shouldn’t respond? What happened to the country that wanted to be the first to put a man on the moon? In my opinion, we had better not only get into the race, we better win it.