As China approaches its third mission into space, and the country’s first spacewalk, it not only is making history, but the timeliness of the walk after the Olympics has the additional component of helping build China’s image. From the The Wall Street Journal by Gordon Fairclough:
China plans to send astronauts into orbit Thursday to conduct the nation’s first spacewalk — a mission that underscores its aspirations as a global power.
But the nearly
September 25, 2008 9:01 AM