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    Well the Chinese have put there 1st man in space and can I say well done.
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    Only the dead have seen the end of war - Plato

    "Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory" Proverbs 11-14
    http://munsterfireandrescue.com

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    Indeed fair dues to them. Though in fairness their craft is a tarted up Soyuz, a 40 yr old design.

    It's also a pity their TV announcer wasn't in a particularly original humour during the programme covering the launch:

    "If these were small steps, then now we are taking a giant leap into space,"
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    With 50,000 men getting killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?

    Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people.

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    • #3
      Nothing wrong with the Soyuz series, they have a very reliable track record. And isnt the shuttle design about 40 years old aswell?
      Religion is like a puddle thinking that the hole in the ground that it sits in is so perfect for it that some higher being must have created it

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      • #4
        It is, but the Shuttle design is inheardently good but in practice as we have seen it kinda has a tendcy to blow up.
        Only the dead have seen the end of war - Plato

        "Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory" Proverbs 11-14
        http://munsterfireandrescue.com

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        • #5
          If anyone ever doubted their intentions.

          http://www.sinodefence.com

          My ex's grandfather was a General in the Kuomintang. The communists won't be content till the whole world is red.
          Meh.

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          • #6
            The shuttle design dates back to the mid 70's , so that'd be 30 years. It entered service at the beginning of the 80s.

            The soyuz on the other hand has been in service since the 60's. Fair enough it gets people up and down, but is too limited for anything else, unlike the shuttle.
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            With 50,000 men getting killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?

            Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people.

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            • #7
              Thats true but there has been two accidents in 22 years, how many launches did the shuttle have since its first flight? Must be over a hundred
              Religion is like a puddle thinking that the hole in the ground that it sits in is so perfect for it that some higher being must have created it

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              • #8
                If anyone ever doubted their intentions.

                http://www.sinodefence.com

                My ex's grandfather was a General in the Kuomintang. The communists won't be content till the whole world is red.
                Meh.

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                • #9
                  New chinese take away in space.:D :D :D
                  hurry up and wait, are you back yet

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