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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    D) It isn't over yet... not by a long shot, and the Chinese are catching up
    The race into space is indeed over. China catching up at this point is really over rated. Until we come up with a much better and long term enerrgy source it will not matter anyway.
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    Why does everything have to be about race?
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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Why does everything have to be about race?
    How else can we keep the little green men down brother.

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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    Quote Originally Posted by snilloctjc View Post
    How else can we keep the little green men down brother.
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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    The race into space is indeed over. China catching up at this point is really over rated. Until we come up with a much better and long term enerrgy source it will not matter anyway.
    Except that dominance of earth's orbit will have tremendous military implications...

    And I didn't say the "race into space" nor did the OP ask that... nice attempt at morning the bar, though...
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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Except that dominance of earth's orbit will have tremendous military implications...
    I never said it did not? Nations have dealing with that for the lat 20 years. Nothing new in that.

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    And I didn't say the "race into space" nor did the OP ask that... nice attempt at morning the bar, though...
    I was talking about the whole thing. All I did was raise the IQ level' lol.
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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

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    Can you add a "This poll is stupid" option?
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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    I've met people in the States who say the USSR won, and people from the USSR who say the States won, as well as the perhaps more patriotic viewpoints.

    However, I myself have to side with the Soviet Union on this one. Many Americans think that the space race came to a close when Armstrong walked on the moon -- but much of the rest of the world doesn't see it that way.

    I prefer to look at it in terms of "firsts", and their importance. The Soviet Union launched the first man-made object into space, made the first satellite to orbit the Earth, launched the first living beings into space, launched the first person into space, created the first satellite network, landed a craft on the moon first, and built the first space station. The Americans put a man on the moon, and were the first to send a probe to Mars and other celestial bodies.

    To be honest, the Soviet Union's list of achievements here looks to me far more impressive than the United States -- not to mention the fact that the USSR's achievements hold much greater strategic value than the US's.

    Either way, though, it hardly matters now. There are American, French and Russian cosmonauts on board the Russian-built space station, with shuttles launching from anywhere from Baikonur to Guyana to Florida, working for the benefit of all humanity. Who won the race decades ago is irrelevant.

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