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The China Space Program Should Americans Be Worried

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K Leslie Graves

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China built an impressive space program.   http://www.space.com/16282-china-manual-space-docking-shenzhou-9.html   We examine their history and their great progress as the probable Republican Nominee for the US Presidency minimizes the importance of manned lunar and Mars missions from the great Nation he hopes to lead.  We ought to prepare for China's lead.  http://www.space.com/16282-china-manual-space-docking-shenzhou-9.html   We are giving up our legacy, but it's not too late. Washington and the private sector need to form a joint run program immersing vets, hiring and training for space related and also nano technology.  China has left no doubt that they are here by announcing their plans with a white paper they published in December 2011, while the current U.S Space Policy dated June 2010, appears conciliatory at best.  Have our money problems led us to lose our collective minds?  Let's not underestimate the determination of China with it's State Capitalist monetary policies.  The U.S Supreme Court has decided that the corporation is a biological being and Super PAC money floods our electoral system.  The politics, the economics and the technology of space related matters are all germain to becoming SPACE SMART in 2012.