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Commies on the moon!

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:23 pm

China's lunar probe lands on moon

BEIJING, China (CNN) -- China's first lunar probe landed on the moon in a controlled collision Sunday, marking the first phase of the nation's three-stage moon mission, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The second stage involves sending a second probe to practice soft landings, the Xinhua news agency said.

The mission will culminate with the launch and landing of a rover on the moon to collect mineral samples in 2012.

The probe -- Chang'e-1, named after a legendary moon goddess -- launched into space 16 months ago on October 24, 2007.

China became only the third nation, after the United States and Russia, to send a manned spacecraft into orbit. It did so in October 2003.
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Post by Don't Panic » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:45 pm

Gawdzilla wrote:China's lunar probe lands on moon

BEIJING, China (CNN) -- China's first lunar probe landed on the moon in a controlled collision Sunday, marking the first phase of the nation's three-stage moon mission, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The second stage involves sending a second probe to practice soft landings, the Xinhua news agency said.

The mission will culminate with the launch and landing of a rover on the moon to collect mineral samples in 2012.

The probe -- Chang'e-1, named after a legendary moon goddess -- launched into space 16 months ago on October 24, 2007.

China became only the third nation, after the United States and Russia, to send a manned spacecraft into orbit. It did so in October 2003.
So China crashed a lump of metal into the moon?
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Re: Commies on the moon!

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:54 pm

Marvin wrote:
Gawdzilla wrote:China's lunar probe lands on moon

BEIJING, China (CNN) -- China's first lunar probe landed on the moon in a controlled collision Sunday, marking the first phase of the nation's three-stage moon mission, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The second stage involves sending a second probe to practice soft landings, the Xinhua news agency said.

The mission will culminate with the launch and landing of a rover on the moon to collect mineral samples in 2012.

The probe -- Chang'e-1, named after a legendary moon goddess -- launched into space 16 months ago on October 24, 2007.

China became only the third nation, after the United States and Russia, to send a manned spacecraft into orbit. It did so in October 2003.
So China crashed a lump of metal into the moon?
Only about 200 meters per second, no big deal.
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Post by soul_biscuit » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:18 am

Gawdzilla wrote:China's lunar probe lands on moon

BEIJING, China (CNN) -- China's first lunar probe landed on the moon in a controlled collision Sunday, marking the first phase of the nation's three-stage moon mission, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The second stage involves sending a second probe to practice soft landings, the Xinhua news agency said.

The mission will culminate with the launch and landing of a rover on the moon to collect mineral samples in 2012.
This is all pretty cool. The more nations exploring space, the better, in my opinion.
The probe -- Chang'e-1, named after a legendary moon goddess -- launched into space 16 months ago on October 24, 2007.
I gave my students a little blurb to read about differet mythological notions of the moon, and Chang'e was in there. She's the "woman in the moon" to go with the western Man on the Moon.
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Re: Commies on the moon!

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:22 am

soul_biscuit wrote:
Gawdzilla wrote:China's lunar probe lands on moon

BEIJING, China (CNN) -- China's first lunar probe landed on the moon in a controlled collision Sunday, marking the first phase of the nation's three-stage moon mission, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The second stage involves sending a second probe to practice soft landings, the Xinhua news agency said.

The mission will culminate with the launch and landing of a rover on the moon to collect mineral samples in 2012.
This is all pretty cool. The more nations exploring space, the better, in my opinion.
The probe -- Chang'e-1, named after a legendary moon goddess -- launched into space 16 months ago on October 24, 2007.
I gave my students a little blurb to read about differet mythological notions of the moon, and Chang'e was in there. She's the "woman in the moon" to go with the western Man on the Moon.
And she was chasing a rabbit, yes?
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