Re: THE MING VOYAGES - BBC Radio 4 In Our Time

On Tue, 18 Oct 2011 13:13:16 -0400, rwalker <rwalker@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Mon, 17 Oct 2011 23:19:13 -0700 (PDT), KDR
<humannospam@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

These seven voyages were an expression of the might of the Ming
Dynasty; but they were regarded by some Chinese courtiers as a
wasteful extravagance, and after internal disputes they came to an end
in 1433. These extraordinary journeys live on in the imagination and
the historical record - and had a profound effect on China's
relationship with the rest of the world.

Sounds much like what has happened to the U.S. space program.

They did manage to leave much litter scattered about various planetary
bodies - something hte Chinese seemed to have failed to achieve.

Eugene L Griessel

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.