The Corner

Re: Chinese in Space

Jonah: I guess that over the next 10-15 years the ChiComs are going to

learn the thing we learned: That there isn’t actually a lot of point

putting people in space. It costs a ton of money; you lose crews and

spacecraft at regular intervals; your people soon lose interest in the

whole business and grumble about all the stuff you could spend the money on

back home; when you get to be a democracy (God willing) there are no votes

in it; you need a whole new vast, expensive, and incompetent govt.

bureaucracy to oversee the thing; you’re better off with Star Trek reruns.

Oh, here comes Ed Burke: “Experience is the school of mankind, and he will

learn at no other.”

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