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JAXA Manned Capsule

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Looks like Japan's getting on the capsule band wagon.

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/hyperbola/2009/01/pictures-jaxas-h-iib-launched.html
 

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Their senior minister who has responsibility for space gave an interview to Space News about a month or two ago and stated that Japan was not going to develop its own human spaceflight capability. He was unequivocal about it. I suspect that this project is like many other examples where Japanese industry or lower level JAXA engineers produced concept art for a project with no official approval. If you look at drawings of their robotic spaceplane in the early 1990s it often had windows.
 

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India's proposed manned spacecraft.

They supposedly are getting Russian help, but this does not look Russian at all.
 

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Sounds a reasonable project, aside the date. 2015 looks a bit too much optimistic ;)
 

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I'll bet curry will be served on that flight. My mouth's already watering :). Besides, seeing as you lose your sense of taste in space, curry would be a logical choice of food up there.
 

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