Author Topic: Why we should be working on cooperative missions/programs with the Chinese  (Read 1451 times)

Offline oriolesfan61

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Because it's in the interests of our our national security!

+ China is building up their military and has ambitious plans for space, with both military and exploration/conquest/national pride goals.

+ If we work on cooperative ventures with them we could have better ideas of what capabilities could be used against the West

+ The "civillian" nature of national space agency programs would have us in partnerships that may significantly reduce the chances of us getting into a "shooting war" with them--or, worse yet, a protracted "cold war" as we had with the USSR.

+ Our risk-exposure of our technology to them would be low since NASA is mostly an "open source" for all.