Is this china report of US next 50 years for space correct.?

And how did he get this much detail?

useing google translator I found this report at china yahoo


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United States National Geographic Society to map out a 50-year space missions circuit diagram

Recently, the U.S. National Geographic Society, based on existing data, to map out a more intuitive human exploration map.

Yes, as you can see, National Geographic will be over the past 50 years, successive space missions to the solar system celestial road map to depict the map will be presented epic journey in space in front of us.

This figure is divided into two parts from top to bottom, the figure above, surrounded by a different planet, "track", that is, each carried out by the human exploration missions. Each line have expressed a different space missions. Highlight the task done well-known treatment, including the different countries, there are great historical significance, as well as a failure. The task becomes more and more around the "line" the more coarse, the more close to the inside line on behalf of the earlier exploration of the task. With this map, we can easily find that the Moon is the highest goal of human concern, in addition to the just-concluded LCROSS been hit on action, we have implemented over 73 missions, of course, including the NASA failed eight times and the failure of the former Soviet Union 2.

If you think Mars should be the second priority, then think again, Venus, the second highest in 43 missions, more than the Mars 40 times, of course, Venus missions mainly in the past, Mars is becoming nowadays the largest Hot. The task of Jupiter and Saturn also includes the detection of its satellites, especially Europa and Titan, the most famous. In addition, there are a small number of asteroids and comets with the detection task.

With the upper half of a different, lower half slightly smaller image to the basis of the actual structure of the solar system, showing the current human space exploration in the specific scope of the arrival. For every 1 unit on behalf of one billion miles, Voyager One has also become the longest flying probe, which had left the solar system, away from humans more than 100 billion miles away.

The number of visits Planet: Venus two missions, two missions of Mercury, the sun 9 missions, moon 73 times, Mars 40, Jupiter 9, Saturn 5 times, Uranus, and Pluto each one time.

Launch vehicle: the road Freelander 1, Pioneer 10, Voyager 2, Pioneer 11


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That is the point this is translated and copied from China's yahoo answers ,Is this secure information.

Update 2:

Ok ,my mistake .

good catch.

It happens with machine translation.

Thank you everyone.

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    This seems to be a news report on a National Geographic article badly mangled by machine translation. It is about the diagram currently on National Geographic's "Map of the Day" page:

    It chronicles the PAST 50 years of space exploration, NOT the future plans of NASA.

    Here's a similar news story in English:

  • David
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    1 decade ago

    space exploration changes all the time. if plants were detected on mars(for example), mission priorities would change overnight. if a large object was detected with a one in ten chance of an earth impact within a 100 years, that would redirect all worldly space activities rather quickly. see my point? another major factor is cost. robotic probes are way cheaper than any manned missions.

  • 1 decade ago

    it's an interesting outline, but how can national geographic know what projects nasa will propose to congress, and which ones will get approved funding?

    and what if the LHC or some other physics brings us a cheap breakthrough that could be applied to space exploration that is currently unimaginable.

    predicting the future is difficult.

    it is even more difficult when human beings choices, understandings, politics, and acheivements are variables that cannot possibly be accounted for, no matter how good of a crystal ball you have

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