The project of the first Russian space station foresaw the existence of cannons in the same one. Some of its space stations the Salyut had dedicated private military missions to it (Almaz Project), in the decade of 1970 (WALNUT, 2005) and in 1986 they had tested the rank in orbit of a space station really endowed with weapons. The North Americans, in turn, had considered the idea to blow up one atomic bomb in the Moon to show power (WHITE, 2003) and later had developed its Project War in the Stars, whose main purpose age to attack, of the space, enemy missiles that if directed to the United States (SPACEFACTS, 2010a). as many United States how much Soviet Union had considered the idea to develop rockets, at a first moment, does not stop leading load and human beings to the space, but to launch weapons in enemy nations (WHITE, 2003). In this particular one a similarity with the Chinese space program exists, therefore the first plan of Qian Xuesen, the father of the space program of China, was the construction of a ballistic missile (ASTRONAUTIX, 2010a). The number of Chinese chosen men to form the first team of taikonautas also is similar to the first team of Soviet cosmonauts: 14 men. as well as in the case of the Soviets, this first team does not count on the presence of no woman until the moment (SPACEFACTS, 2010b).
But the similarities go beyond. As Soviets, the Chinese keep its encircled space program of secrets, badly emitting information on its activities and the life of its taikonautas for the press. Until the age of some of taikonautas he is unknown same for the Chinese public (SPACEFACTS, 2010b and 2010d). Since the first flight of a Shenzhou ship to the space it was also evident that this vehicle is an almost identical copy of the Russian ship the Soyuz.