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Space exploration, China going one way, the US the other.
« on: December 30, 2011, 12:47:42 PM »
Nothing really to do with coins but another possible sign of things to come from an economic point of view.

" China plans to put laboratories in space, collect samples from the moon and prepare to build space stations over the next five years, With economic progress, also comes the need for scientific development and exploration," said Jiao Weixin".
http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/30/world/asia/china-space-program/index.html?hpt=hp_t1


A story from earlier this year regarding Nasa's cutbacks:
"budget cuts for the United States space program, NASA chief also talked about his disappointment of the lack of progress on developing a vehicle to replace the space shuttle.
http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02/24/cnn-exclusive-nasa-chief-reflects-on-budget-cuts/

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http://articles.cnn.com/2011-04-07/us/alabama.nasa.cuts_1_nasa-administrator-charlie-bolden-nasa-employees-contractor?_s=PM:US


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Re: Space exploration, China going one way, the US the other.
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2011, 02:35:32 PM »
I just had a thought. Maybe this article does indeed have something to do with coins. If China has its own space age with major accomplishments, a lot of National pride may be shown towards that sector. Maybe the below coins will be beneficiaries from it one day.

The 40th Anniversary of China Aerospace Industry silver coins. Mintage 20,000.
The 45th Anniversary of China Aviation Industry silver coins. Mintage 20,000.


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