Tuesday, April 16, 2013

all that shines... is Chinese and goes to space !

Shen 5 rocket and module (lighters), China,
OK, not technically toys (these are even forbidden to be sold under EU law because... hmmm they look like toys and kids can burn themselves, or their house, or learn to smoke or something else nasty...) But for me, they represent all the bling and shine of a nation that, well yes, is going to be the decision center of the world pretty soon. So let's all start to learn Mandarin or Cantonese, shall we ? Then we can all go and sing under the stars...

Shenzhou 5 (simplified Chinese: 神舟五号; traditional Chinese: 神舟五號; pinyin: shénzhōu wǔ hào) — was the first human spaceflight mission of the People's Republic of China (PRC), launched on October 15, 2003. The Shenzhou spacecraft was launched on a Long March 2F launch vehicle. There had been four previous flights of unmanned Shenzhou missions since 1999. China became the third country in the world to have independent human spaceflight capability after the Soviet Union (later, Russia) and the United StatesMore about the chinese space program here... The rocket was named after Hsue-Shen Tsien or H.S. Tsien - source : Wikipedia.

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