Friday, June 22, 2012

The Shenzhou has landed...

... right below my apartment. In a shopping mall. Want proof?

Sure, it's a little worse for the wear, but it's been IN SPACE, people. (photo courtesy Mrs. Blog)

Apparently they're setting up for a big exhibition about the Chinese space program. The capsule is the only artifact actually in place at the moment--there's not even a sign on it--so I can't wait to see what the rest of the display will entail.

China has come a long way in terms of space exploration, and recently became only the third nation to successfully dock two spacecraft in orbit. It is roughly where America was in the early 70s, and that's not a diminuative--what they're doing takes a ton of engineering and science expertise. Seeing an exhibition of the technology that got them where they are will, I'm sure, be fascinating... and I can see it on the way to pick up our morning pastries.

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