This Wired news report, India Fires Supercool-Fuel Rocket
, is a little bittersweet. My first thought was: Cool! Cryogenic rockets just sound amazing.
Diversity in research is a good thing, and if we want to keep space exploration and satellite development going strong, the more players, the better. But of course everyone ends up having to worry about nuclear weapons. While I think most Western commentators can be rather one-sided in their analysis of India's nuclear program, I do hope that the rapidly multiplying hosts of Indian technologists will be able to think of exciting and peaceful things to do with this.