China to the Moon?

 China's first man in space completes 14 orbits in 21 hours on October 16, 2003. Photograph Xinhua/AP.
China's first man in space completes 14 orbits in 21 hours on October 16, 2003. Photograph Xinhua/AP.

December 12, 2003 Alexandria, Virginia - American science might soon be challenged by the President of the United States with a request to get back to the moon. According to Washington insiders, Vice President Dick Cheney has been having a series of confidential meetings for some time to discuss with agencies and congressmen how to reinvigorate the depressed NASA space program. One idea that has caught a lot of attention ­ and speculation ­ is going back to the moon with astronauts - and maybe even building a permanent lunar base.

 

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