Reactions to China's Manned Launch

China launched a manned spacecraft today (photo of launch). China joins the USSR/Russia and the USA as the only nations able to launch their own manned spacecraft. However, the US's shuttle fleet is grounded.

I think congradulations are in order for the Chinese space program. This is a pretty impressive feat.

What does the launch mean?

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The Chinese have ambitious plans for their space program. I hope the international community can work together to futher space exploration and exploitation.