Now that China has successfully demonstrated its capabilities by destroying its own weather satellite with a ground-based “kill vehicle,” their next step should be to improve their poster design. A brief overview can be found here, and while they have a sort of kitschy, retro feel, I just don’t think they convey the volatile mixture of totalitarianism and capitalism found in the country.
In more important news, Vestal Design in Lima was shocked (shocked!) to learn of the first launch of Peru’s space program on Saturday, when the Paulet I rocket reached an altitude of 45 kilometers before crashing into the sea west of Pucusana.
While we are proud of our humble Andean nation’s accomplishment – even if it doesn’t make the tap water any more drinkable – we have to wonder why a nation like Peru is investing in rocketry and not, say, helping the millions of impoverished people.
Unless, of course, Chile wants a space program, in which case we should spare no expense.