Chinese Space Program

In October of 2003 China became the third country to place a man in the space with proper ways. The fact after happened forty and two years the first man? the Russian Iuri Gagarin? to have flied to the space. Forty and two years before also the first North American astronaut? Alan Shepard? he had flied to the space. Before China countries as the Tchecoslovquia dead person, Germany, Cuba, Vietnam, Monglia, Romnia, Afeganisto, France, Italy, Syrian, Switzerland, Japan, India, Canada, Spain, among others, already had sent men to the space, but always of hitchhiking in ships of Russia or United States (SAGAN, 1996; WALNUT, 2005; SPACEFACTS, 2010a and 2010g). In the truth, China was the thirty fifth country to send a man to the space.

Its great differential was to have developed a rocket powerful the sufficient to send to the space a ship manned with proper technology (SPACEFACTS, 2010a). The fact to have entered in the select club of nations capable to send men to the space constituted a status symbol indeed favorable and attracted the eyes of the world to the China in positive way. Some countries had immediately passed to consider the country as being a potential partner for future space activities. Before exactly to send men to the space China already if had established as a space power, therefore it is fixed as one of the developed nations more in the launching of commercial satellites, sending to the space loads of made use countries to pay for launchings with its rockets Long March to them, currently enters most efficient of the world. The decision to create a manned space program was only one waited consequncia already for a nation that possesss capacity for such and desire to show to the world what it is capable to obtain with its effort.