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Long March 5 Delayed
« on: 11/06/2005 05:23 PM »
25 ton payload rocket delayed at least until 2011-2012.

http://www.spacedaily.com/news/china-05zzzzzzzzzzr.html


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RE: Long March 5 Delayed
« Reply #1 on: 11/10/2005 05:50 PM »
As I say to any new mission profile that gets delayed....welcome to space flight.

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RE: Long March 5 Delayed
« Reply #2 on: 11/16/2005 09:12 PM »
I wish them the best.

They have done a great job of reaching for the stars. A much better job, in fact, than China's only private astronaut--a merchant by the name of Wan-Hoo. And we all know what happened to him.

That made me reflect upon ancient attempts to reach for the heavens.
I was reading a nice book the other day, on this subject:

The MOON: Earth's Natural Satellite
by Franklyn M. Branley

And stumbled across this quote:

"In the time of Alexander the Great...a method for reaching the moon was suggested...to harness two griffins...Their continued efforts would carry the passenger to the moon..."

We have come a long way from those days of yore.

Today, we don't require two Griffins to reach the moon.

We need only listen to the one.

 
The book:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0690554168/qid=1131563308/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/103-3918041-5662252?v=glance&s=books



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