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China lands probe on moon


China on Saturday successfully carried out the world’s first soft landing of a space probe on the moon in nearly four decades, state media said, the next stage in an ambitious space program that aims to eventually put a Chinese astronaut on the moon.

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China's flag-bearing rover (and lander) photographed on moon - Sunday Dec 15, 2013 http://www.newsdaily.com/article/e29adc121c4f10d57968c107650b5dbc/chinas-flag-bearing-rover-photographed-on-moon China eyes collection of lunar samples in 2017 - Monday Dec 16, 2013 http://www.newsdaily.com/article/57b4e273b9ab742534541c4e572d7c01/china-eyes-collection-of-lunar-samples-in-2017 bornagain77
I heartily agree with the sentiments of Robert Byers. Buzulak
As with india is china feeding and healing and enriching her people? or she , out desire for prestige/glory, taking the peoples money to land where no American man need land no more.? Its done and old school. Its not a big intellectual big deal anymore. The bugs were worked out and the science finished long ago. anyone with money and some standard of research could do this. China is a third world country still. THis proves nothing. Dictaorships don't ever deserve congrats for using the peoples money. If china waas a free nation would her people of used this money and direction to do this?? Naw. Robert Byers
I will be wary of the Chinese space program because China always has a more than one objective (1 of which is military might of course!) in all it does. As for Elon,he is concentrating more on terrestrial ventures like Tesla, Solar city and Hyperloop. I have no idea if Hyperloop is possible in under $7 billion outlay. selvaRajan
Bravo and congratulations to the Chinese engineers and scientists for a difficult and successful mission. Does anybody know if Elon Musk has lunar ambitions as well? Mapou

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