Sunita in India

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alokmohan

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Astronaut Sunita has Indian origin.She is in India now.So Indian press is projecting her .
 
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rfoshaug

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It's nice that there is an astronaut with Indian origin, especially after the loss of Columbia and Kalpana Chawla. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#ff9900">----------------------------------</font></p><p><font color="#ff9900">My minds have many opinions</font></p> </div>
 
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Aetius

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I'm glad that the Indian government and people have some interest in space exploration. India is on its way to becoming one of the most powerful nations.
 
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docm

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Agreed. IMO they're a superpower in the making. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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I have said this all along. Both India & China are set to become superpowers.<br /><br />Both countries are home to millions or very clever people (look at alokmohan for <br />proof of that) & yes, it is a huge boon that the People of India are interested in Space Science<br />& technology.<br /><br />I still reckon the next bootprints on the Moon or the first boot prints on Mars will be made <br />by an Indian, Chinese or a Japanese person.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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alokmohan

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Andrew ,you love me and I love you.Nice to have you in board.
 
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holmec

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China has been a super power, remember the Korean war. And India has alway had the potential but never succeeded. I suspect their social structure is keeping them down. I really do think that India could use a social reform. But at this point there is not indicator that it will change. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p><font color="#0000ff"><em>"SCE to AUX" - John Aaron, curiosity pays off</em></font></p> </div>
 
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rocketwatcher2001

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<font color="yellow">China has been a super power, remember the Korean war. And India has alway had the potential but never succeeded. I suspect their social structure is keeping them down. I really do think that India could use a social reform. But at this point there is not indicator that it will change. </font><br /><br />I disagree. In the long run, I'm guessing India will be more powerful than China at the end of the 21st Century. China is getting a bad reputation, just like Imperial Japan of the early 1930's. Believe me, I'm praying that we don't go to war with china, but we might, and it will be bad for both of us, but it's looking like China is going to get too hungry for power before too long. I hope it's just another cold war, but if the shooting starts, we'll be forced to kick their ass......and it will be a horrible fight, but we'll win it, and it will be because Americans can adapt more than the Chinese. But as I said, I hope to God it doesn't go down like that.<br /><br />Indians are different. I don't see them as power hungry. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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holmec

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Good points. <br /><br />I basically agree with you on China. Personally I'm waiting for their social political/financial structure to cave in on itself, akin to USSR.<br /><br />India definitely has the potential for SuperPowerdom but I kind of think its a reluctant one. They have resources, ingenuity, people, entrepreneurs....etc....etc. They could have done it years ago. If its not social issues that's keepin them back, maybe its philosophy or something. Or they may just want to do it their way and not the way US or Russia or China did. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p><font color="#0000ff"><em>"SCE to AUX" - John Aaron, curiosity pays off</em></font></p> </div>
 
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mithridates

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There's no chance at the present that things will ever end up that way, so no need to worry. The world just isn't set up that way anymore. I'd write more but I suspect the thread will get quite off-topic. Suffice to say China is most concerned with its own internal development and little else. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p>----- </p><p>http://mithridates.blogspot.com</p> </div>
 
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mithridates

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The only thing that's keeping India back is that it's about a decade behind the rest. That's not bad, it just means that they're a bit farther back at present. Things to work on are transportation (just about finished the Golden Quadrilateral - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Quadrilateral), literacy (at 61% right now) and so on. The good thing is that the things India needs the most are relatively easy to achieve. Corruption is always difficult to fight though. India and China are apparently around the same in that respect:<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_Corruption_Perceptions_Index <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p>----- </p><p>http://mithridates.blogspot.com</p> </div>
 
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holmec

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Good points. Thanks for detailing that. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p><font color="#0000ff"><em>"SCE to AUX" - John Aaron, curiosity pays off</em></font></p> </div>
 
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