Wednesday, February 11, 2009

India Is Getting Serious

I love it when nations improve their stature, not by trying to bring America down, but by improving themselves. I want to see a higher standard of living and advanced tech world wide. Sadly that may have to await the arrival of the Kingdom as man is incapable of building a just and prosperous society over the long haul. Still there are hopeful things happening.

I am pleased to see another nation preparing to launch a manned space-flight. When I was growing up India was a backwards nation of poverty and hunger and now this nation, which has largely - - though not entirely -- rejected socialism, is a technically advanced and growing power and it did properly. It improved itself rather than try to bring the big man down to its own level which is how so many nations tried to do it.

It will be a few years and India has a lot to do, but let's watch to see India launch its first manned flight soon.

The capsule is a typical three man vehicle launched by rocket and recover by parachute as every other nation has used.


Blogger Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

I'm sure they'll find some good astronauts from one of the zillions of back-room call centers over there.

12:24 AM  
Blogger Average American said...

When enough countries get their space programs running smoothly, maybe a weekend trip to the moon will be cheaper for those who just have to have everything.

4:28 AM  
Blogger dons_mind said...

regular space flights - - dreams of kids everywhwere! probably not in my time, but maybe one day my grandkids will enjoy it.....

8:12 AM  
Blogger Chuck said...

I think we will see a statio on the moon, maybe in my lifetime (I am only 19 years old lol).

Funny Pasadena

8:27 AM  
Blogger christian soldier said...

Didn't know that India was advancing in this area...thanks for the post..
PCC's take did enter my mind too-:-)

1:31 PM  
Blogger dmarks said...

I've seen so many times the America-haters here say that thanks to Bush, the world hates the US. Yet, India is positive toward the US. And surprisingly, it is part of the world, and the 2nd most populous country, besides.

Some of this might have to do with the fact that India has been ravaged by Islamic terrorists, especially in its Kashmir territory.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Ducky's here said...

Yeah, real serious. One of the worst income disparity's in the world and per capita GDP lower than Cuba (Source: CIA Factbook).

So you advocate massive government expenditures. That seems inconsistent but right wingers often use whatever is at hand to demonstrate some "fact".

2:13 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

pcc Actually Indians have flown on Russian craft and Indian born American perished on Columbia.

ducky developing a new frontier is legitimate and necessary long term investment.

all Space is developing slower than I had hoped but it is coming along.

2:49 PM  
Blogger Donald Douglas said...

I agree with you, Shoprat, and that's a cool image of the spacecraft. "Ground control to Major Tom ..."

3:02 PM  
Blogger Ducky's here said...

I'd tend to agree, shoprat. Just want you to remember this when the posts about government spending or the inability of government to manage projects start flying

3:02 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

I will never complain about what I consider legitimate expenditures but will complain loudly about illegitimate expenditures including massive wealth redistribution and out of control handouts for political favor. Law Enforcement, public safety, defense, development of the frontier, reasonable infrastructure etc. are all legitimate. No strings attached welfare and wealth redistribution are not legitimate.

3:54 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

Shoprat, I love Star Trek, too. But let's get real: Space travel and whatnot are not really a needed investment in the future that government should be making.Granted, there are many legitimate investments in military or communications applications for sattilites and other space vehicles, but manned space travel is costly, dangerous, and frankly, not needed. Yes, it is romantic and daring, the stuff of heroic fiction, but a wasteful extravagance. It is a very socialistic program. Intellectual socialism is fine, as is limosine socialism that bails out the corporations and bankers, but feeding the poor and housing the homeless is something that the govt. should stay out of? Ridiculous! In our quest to journey to the stars, let us not ignore the people who live under them. I think He would want it that way.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Z said...

Pasadena, that is SO funny..thanks for the laugh!

Shoprat, this IS a wonderful development; what a terrific post...I remember as a kid thinking about India being such a horrid place... Matter of fact, they are only just now really recovering from having thrown off the British too fast, but that's a whole different topic.

This kind of development means the whole country will do better; but the idea of all Indians even becoming middle class is, sadly, a pipe dream. Just too many people....
Still, does a country stifle its development among its upper classes because of that? I hope not. Maybe only in America, if Ducky had his way. Or obama.

3:30 PM  
Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

They shouldn't have any problems with their space program, as they'll be able to understand what the tech-support guys are saying!

11:02 AM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Here comes the surprise: I concur with Tim. The time for spending billions, at least in America, for space flights, etc., should be OVER. We have all the Tang and pens that write upside down we need. If space flights have to do with our national defense, fine. Shooting metal into the vacuum of space in order to perform experiments on frogs -- eh, N.I. Not interested.


5:24 PM  

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