View Full Version : Spies Caught Selling Shuttle Secrets to the Chinese

2008-Feb-14, 12:10 AM
You wouldn't think espionage would have much of a place here in Universe Today, but you'd be wrong. Four people in the US were arrested recently, accused of selling selling secrets to the Chinese. And what were they selling? Details about the space shuttle and other US aerospace programs.

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/2008/02/13/spies-caught-selling-shuttle-secrets-to-the-chinese/)

2008-Feb-15, 01:38 AM
Since the Shuttle design is 30+ years old, a public program and even WE'RE abandoning (retiring) it.....

.....what 'secrets' were there to steal????


2008-Feb-15, 02:12 AM
Well according to the article this began in 1979, before the shuttle flew. Also, I'm sure there are some technologies in the 30+ year old shuttle program that the Chinese could benefit from. If they want it then they either have to pay for it or come up with it on their own. Lastly, we send a message. Violate national policy and you go to jail.