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Quote:Africa's Space Dream
August 23, 2019
WINDHOEK, Aug. 22 -- Students at Namibia's University of Science and Technology (NUST) have called for more investments in science and technology following a visit by Chinese astronauts.
Liu Yang and Chen Dong, who are in Namibia on a five-day visit, had an opportunity to engage in face to face interactions with the NUST students on Thursday.
The interactions focused on awareness in the development of space science and technology as the Chinese duo shared their experience in space through photographs and videos while entertaining various questions posed by the students.
Leuan van Kent, a 24-year-old senior in Engineering Electronics and Telecommunications at NUST, told Xinhua that he was impressed by the Space Talk session, during which Liu Yang, China's first female astronaut in space, revealed that she had wanted to be a bus driver, but ended up being an astronaut.
"The sky is the limit, who knows it might not be long before we have our very own Namibian astronauts explore space," Van Kent said.
According to him, for Namibia to achieve this, the government or industry players need to invest more in education and training, especially at the Namibian Institute of Space Technology (NIST), which is housed at NUST.
The role of NIST is to produce competent graduates that will play leading roles in the field of space technology as well as contribute to the societal improvement of life by the effective application of satellite applications and technology, amongst others.
"We all know it is expensive, but we can start one step at a time. For instance, we currently host the Chinese satellite tracking station in Swakopmund and through that, we can further learn and train locals," he added.
David John, a computer science senior, said the session with the astronauts was an eye-opener.
"I believe Namibia should not be left behind and hopefully one day we can 'tangle with the stars,' when we have our very own home-made astronaut," he added.
Geomatics student Laameni Haininga said she would like to see Namibia also send a female astronaut to space.
"I myself would not mind following in Yang's footsteps as she has inspired me. One never knows maybe one day I will be in her shoes," she added.
The event was attended by Chinese Ambassador to Namibia Zhang Yiming, Namibia's Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation Becky Ndjoze-Ojo and NUST officials.
Currently, the two countries enjoy cooperation in the science and technology field as Namibia hosts the China Telemetry, Tracking and Command Station, which tracks the re-entry of Chinese manned space vehicles.
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▲ 1. Chinese astronauts, an inspiration for the African youth.
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▲ 2. Chinese astronauts, an inspiration for the African youth.
It is obvious that if any African nation wants to see one of its astronauts sent into space, it will not be with the Europeans!
Indeed, these leeches only have abduction and a one way trip to the the nearest slave plantation in the Americas aboard a slave ship to offer!
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▲ 3. Europe: the darkest hours of Africa.
Meanwhile, China as the only trusted and time-proven friend of Africa can surely provide all the trainings, as suggested in the report, and access to the Chinese Tiangong Space Station, along a safe return home, aboard one of its Shenzhou space ship!
With the rise of China and within a decade, under the Pax Sinica, or China Century, access to space will no longer be the sole monopoly of the white Europeans.
Soon, we will see Pakistani, Namibian, Venezuelan, Thai, Philipino, Lao, Cambodian, Bolivian and Nigerian astronauts soaring to the sky and paying courtesy visits to the Tiangong Space Station, one after the other!
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▲ 4. Chinese Tiangong Space Station: a space palace for mankind.
(09-15-2019, 07:05 PM)Persian Gulf Wrote: Iran's first astronaut was Anousheh Ansari in 2006.
Quote:I am ready to be the first Iranian in space: Ahmadinejad
TEHRAN, Feb. 4, 2013 (MNA) – Iran's president said on the sidelines of a visit to the exhibition of space achievements and said; “sending living things to space is the result of Iranian efforts and dedication of thousands of Iranian professional scientists.”
Ahmadinejad remembered martyr Tehrani Moghadam and said; “I am ready to be the first human to be sent to space by Iranian scientists,”
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▲ 1. President Ahmadinejad ready to be the first Iranian in space!
Quote:Scramble rages for military supremacy in space
France, Iran and many other countries competitively made public their aerospace projects and press on with them in a planned manner.
Experts comment that though the world’s major countries compete in the field of outer space, they have observed the treaty on outer space by and large and have not yet positioned weapons of destruction in outer space. However, the US is triggering a new arms race by extending from the earth to outer space in order to dominate it and compelling other countries to be involved in it, they assert.
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SOHEIL, post: 3707971, member: 135587 Wrote:Iran's manned space capsule
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Iran has publicly said it plans to send a human into space by 2019. Tal Inbar, head of Israel's Space Research Center of the Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies, noted: "Up to now we had not seen an image of what an Iranian manned spacecraft might look like. Now at the 63rd International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Naples, Iran had posters on display with a manned spacecraft on it".
Quote:China prepares for space station construction
October 17, 2019
China is preparing for the upcoming high-density space missions to construct China's space station, and the Long March-5B carrier rocket, set to launch capsules for the space station, is expected to make its maiden flight in 2020.
China aims to complete the construction of the space station around 2022. Weighing 66 tonnes, the Tiangong space station will be T-shaped with the Tianhe core module at the center and the Wentian and Mengtian experiment capsules on each side.
The station, which will orbit 340 to 450 km above the Earth's surface, could be enlarged to 180 tonnes if required and accommodate three to six astronauts. It is designed to last at least 10 years and could be prolonged through in-orbit maintenance, according to Zhou Jianping.
After the construction of the station is completed, China welcomes overseas astronauts to work together with domestic astronauts aboard China's space station. International spacecraft can also be docked with China's space station if they use a Chinese docking mechanism, Zhou said.
Quote:Iran Working on Sending Scientists to Space
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:18
Barari said today that the ISA has commenced plans for cooperation with what he called an ‘advanced country’ to send scientist astronauts to space.
“The talks are underway, and we hope to reach an agreement with one of the countries to commence the project.”
Barari declined to name the country with which the ISA is in talks about the project before the talks have been finalized.
“With the cooperation of this country, we are aiming to send a scientist-astronaut instead of a space tourist. Our goal is to participate in international projects; that is, to have an Iranian scientist present in the Earth's orbit or a space station to take part in international research projects,” he added.
“The process of talks must be carried out fully. Once done, we will announce the schedule for the implementation of the project in the near future,” he said.