peasant: I'm laser focused on a plan to help
the US astronauts to end their reliance on US
government to get back to Earth.
hot water system in the shape of rockets
mounted to the rooftop of Guangdong peasant
Huang Yuzhan's family home
While two US astronauts are relying on Russians to give
them a lift home, and "in at least one important area"
the US is dependent on Russia in terms of
national defense, NASA
goes politics and stops science and technology collaboration
with its indispensable space program partner.
"NASA is laser focused on a plan to return human space
flight launches to American soil, and end our reliance on
Russia to get into space," declared NASA.
Yet this laser-focused plan has been sharply questioned
Richard Durbin, D-Ill.,
the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Defense
Subcommittee. She believes it could cost up to $1 billion
over five years for Americans to produce their own engines
to lift rockets for the EELV program.
Does that mean the US astronauts will have to stay off
the Earth for another five years?
Not so - NASA says - "NASA and Roscosmos will, however,
continue to work together to maintain safe and continuous
operation of the International Space Station."
It seems the guys in NASA believe they can bash and insult
whoever they want and in whichever way they prefer. Remember
how they slapped in the face of Chinese by refusing them
to participate in their program?
But Russian government is not Chinese government.
Not so, Russia says. And so Russian
Federal Space Agency has opened an account at Savings Bank
of the Russian Federation (that is on US sanction list) for
all future financial transactions related to Russian space
program. Further, Russia announced it will no longer
offer discounted price for helping sending US and EU astronauts
to space. On top of that, the return trip from space will
also be fully charged, which means it will cost $180 million
for a NATO astronaut to take a visit to the space.
So a Chinese military fan asked a hard question at top81.org
(green texts added by Multipletext):
A country of supermen could send astronauts to the moon
back and forth for a dozen times 40 years ago [allegedly],
how come it now can not even bring them back from the space
station in low Earth orbit. [Don't
you feel it's very odd?]
Other Chinese are eager to provide
solutions for both sides:
Do a skydiving [NSA and US military
drones shall have no problem with locating the landing
Hold a referendum at the International
Space Station to let astronauts decide if they want to declare
independence and join Russia Federation.
Time for Putin to prepare two extra Russian passports.
Don't forget to charge extra rental fee if the US fails to
bring its astronauts back home on time.
Charge US as much as you wish for the returning trip,
Russia! Give them an opportunity to demonstrate to the world
how they put human rights ahead of national interest, as
they have tirelessly advocated.
Americans become obsessed with sanctioning others, now
let them taste their own medicine.
And one advice is more close to home:
China should do the same to America, EU countries and Japan
in rare earth trade. All financial transactions related to
rare earth must be done through China's Bank of Kunlun [and
in Chinese currency RMb]