Chinese Rover on the Moon.

kelloggs2066's picture

China has a Sputnik Moment.
Americans hit the snooze button.

At 4:35 am, China's Jade Rabbit rover (Yutu) drove onto the moon's surface on Sunday after the first lunar soft landing in nearly four decades, a huge advance in the China's ambitious space program. The mission is to look for natural resources.

The moon has vast veins of titanium, aluminum, magnesium silicon, basically everything you need to build spacecraft. With no atmosphere and lower, but usable gravity, it represents a natural harbor for launching into deep space.


REALSPACE: China has their own space station. In other news, we can't put a man in space anymore, so we can't get to ours.

Republibot 3.0's picture

I find it galling that we've gone from being the number one spacefaring power in the world, to the number three spot behind China. (Thanks, Mr. President, sir! Way to continue befuddling our allies and enemies alike by doing self-destructive things! Good luck on that second term, sir!) Unlike many people, though, I'm not paranoid about the Chinese in space.


BEELINE TO THE FUTURE: The Unauthorized Transmigration Of Souls

Robert Bee's picture

China has just passed a law forbidding the unauthorized transmigration of souls. “Tibet’s living Buddhas have been banned from reincarnation without permission from China’s atheist leaders. The ban is included in new rules intended to assert Beijing’s authority over Tibet’s restive and deeply Buddhist people” (
This edict is intended to prevent the birth of a Lama that China does not like and facilitates China’s control over Tibet.


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