Workers’ Power on Display as Chinese Astronauts Arrive at Tiangong Space Station. By: Joshua Hanks
www.midwesternmarx.com
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The crewed spacecraft Shenzhou-12, atop a Long March-2F carrier rocket, is launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China’s Gobi Desert, June 17, 2021. Credit: Xinhua/Ju...

Loved the ending paragraphs. Here they are:

"Perhaps the most profound part of Tiangong is not the technology, but the fact that all three members of the first crew come from rural farming families. Just a few generations ago before the Chinese Revolution, this would be inconceivable — not only from a scientific perspective but also from a social one. Peasants, the vast majority of the population then, were harshly oppressed by semifeudal landlords. The Chinese nation was under foreign imperialist domination.

Tiangong means “heavenly palace.” Now, 100 years since the founding of the Communist Party of China, the children of farmers have entered the heavenly palace. The first human in space, Yuri Gagarin of the Soviet Union, was the son of a bricklayer and a milkmaid. The first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova, also of the USSR, had been a textile factory worker.

Workers, whether on Earth or in space, make everything run."

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While the US lets Elon Musk convince them that privatisation of space exploration is the only way, China continues its stunning foray into the stars on proletariat power.

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And doing it better than anything SpaceX can do!

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I’m still mad that they launched a Tesla into orbit for no real purpose, as if we don’t already have a massive space junk problem.

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Yeah, that’s annoying.

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I love seeing Eddie and the Midwestern Marx project gaining more ground! Him and his org do great work in educating without talking down to people. Unless they are dumb chuds ofc.

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Agreed!

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