Does China’s lunar exploration program have any disadvantage? Tonight someone asked me this question in MSN group.
I said yes. "Absolutely", I told him. According to Karl Marx’s philosophy, everything has two aspects. So does this program.
This program has advantages and disadvantages. It’s no doubt that we will see the influences in the future. And I also listed some points to him.
Out of question, Chang’e is a beautiful nickname. And Chang’e-1 loads many dreams of Chinese people. In ancient China, there are many fantasies about human flying in the sky. We have been dreaming of making clear that what the moon is on earth for a long time. Now we carry it out. It’s a big success.
It shows our strength of science and technology. At least, China has strong competitive power on space science.
This program delights the government of China. Also the leaders. Nationwide celebration can be seen in the posts of media. Everybody is excited. And the government made high comments on the launch of Chang’e-1.
No wonder a man through VOA said that successfully launching Chang’e-1 made Chinese politician very proud. They thought that it could prove the country under their administration a big and strong country once again. However, China can’t obtain obvious economic return. In fact, if we spent funds and human resource as much as we have spent on this program, we would make bigger and more valuable success.
And this program is mostly for the military use. I couldn’t help associating it with Starwar between US and Soviet Union. No business return and then we would be beaten by ourselves.
As a Chinese citizen, I wish this program would benefit us a lot. And may it bring our Chinese people more boon.
So do you think the decision of our lunar exploration program is correct?
Let’s wait for facts to tell us everything.