China’s First Moon Probe Makes Successful Landing
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15-12-2013, 01:21 AM
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Quite happy I am. The 130th time a human spacecraft visited the moon.

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News link: http://science.time.com/2013/12/14/china...l-landing/

The rover 'Yutu' is expected to separate from the lander Sunday

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The moon's surface is seen in this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Dec. 14, 2013.

China celebrated the successful landing of its first unmanned moon probe Saturday, a watershed moment in the nation’s advance toward a more developed space program.

The space craft, named Chang’e-3, landed on the moon just after 9 p.m. Beijing time, state news agency Xinhua reports. CCTV provided live coverage of the probe’s landing, which authorities praised as a major step for the military-run space program.

“Compared to the last century’s space race between the United States and the former Soviet Union, mankind’s current return to the moon is more based on curiosity and exploration of the unknown universe,” the state news agency quoted deputy engineer-in-chief Sun Huixian as saying.

The country hopes to create a comprehensive space station by 2020.

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15-12-2013, 01:33 AM (This post was last modified: 15-12-2013 03:00 AM by Vosur.)
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China is late to the party, as usual.

I'm kidding, of course. Hooray for science! Smile

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15-12-2013, 01:34 AM
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Wow, that's pretty cool Smile

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15-12-2013, 02:32 AM
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Aren't you guys a little behind the rest of the crowd, I mean surely you've got more than enough resources.

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15-12-2013, 02:44 AM
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I love this!

People should be making a bigger deal out of this. In cases like this, any publicity is good. Whether its considered an impressive and inspiring feat; or as concerning rivalry... Its a bigger push for astronautics!
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15-12-2013, 02:57 AM
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Am I missing something?

I can't see the lander in the pic... unless it's really, really tiny.

Also, I'm told that one can see the moon from the Great Wall of China with the naked eye. Or is this a myth?

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15-12-2013, 03:05 AM
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(15-12-2013 02:57 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Am I missing something?

I can't see the lander in the pic... unless it's really, really tiny.

Also, I'm told that one can see the moon from the Great Wall of China with the naked eye. Or is this a myth?

It's bullshit. You can't see the real moon from anywhere on Earth. The government faked the moon landings, they could easily be faking the moon by now.
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15-12-2013, 05:34 AM
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Excellent work, 嫦娥三号. Good luck jade rabbit.

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15-12-2013, 05:57 AM
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Anyone know if this got mentioned on American TV and how much of a mention it got, if it was? (FoxNews, etc.)

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16-12-2013, 04:50 PM
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(15-12-2013 02:57 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Am I missing something?

I can't see the lander in the pic... unless it's really, really tiny.

Also, I'm told that one can see the moon from the Great Wall of China with the naked eye. Or is this a myth?

Nope it's false
http://www.nasa.gov/vision/space/working..._wall.html

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