Aug 19 2015

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Chinese Space Program in for interesting times?

And by “interesting”, I mean in the old Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times.”

Will Tianjin Explosion Impact China’s Space Program? According to the article, China’s National Supercomputing Center, plus manufacturing facilities for the Long March 5 and Long March 7 are located in Tianjin.

Looks like a big chunk of the city was within the blast radius. I’m sure the Chinese space program could recover quickly from any setbacks, but coupled with the sudden tanking of the Chinese economy, this development bears watching.

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