Title : Space Race
Date : A.D. 2008 October 3
Location : Sithalapakkam,Chennai.
The business of space is expanding. Private companies are plunging into space race. NASA for a long time has been at the forefront of space exploration, its because US govment has pumped in massive amounts of money into it. With economic
power shifting we must see what happens now. US economy is in real doldrums, funding for NASA may take a severe blow.
We must see what China does. It will certainly put a man on Moon, but that’s a tried and tested one. It will be really interesting to know who puts the first human on Mars?
Will India join such a race or will it adopt wait and see smart approach? We I think should take manned space missions seriously. These missions must be funded by satellite launches which will operate in a commercial fashion.
Colonisation of moon is essential. Its of really strategic importance. If any nation has monopoly of orbits around the planet and has orbiting war machines, it can deny any other countries access to space.