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12-16-2013, 06:44 PM
Chinese probe lands on the Moon as space programme gathers pace (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/10517762/Chinese-probe-lands-on-the-Moon-as-space-programme-gathers-pace.html)

By Tom Phillips, Shanghai
12:54PM GMT 14 Dec 2013

China became the first country to “soft-land” on the Moon in nearly four decades on Saturday, taking the Asian super-power one step closer to putting a man on the lunar surface.

The unmanned Chang'e-3 spacecraft successfully landed at just before 9.15pm Beijing time, according to Chinese state media.

12-16-2013, 07:50 PM
I long for the healthy skepticism of the olden days, when any remarkable claim by a government (ours or anyone else's) would be met with the correct scientific question: "What is the independent evidence for your claim?"

12-22-2013, 06:30 AM
Earth-rise and etc:


12-22-2013, 06:44 AM
shall we start a pool to see when the first noodle shop opens up there :)?


12-22-2013, 09:12 PM
I don't know about noodles, but it would not surprise me to see them mining and exporting moon dust in the near future.

Highlights how long ago JFK made his famous speech.