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China to launch moon rover mission to scout out locations for a lunar base (9:30am PST/12:30pm EST)
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 30NOV2013 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 12/01/2013 8:03:37 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine

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China to launch moon rover mission to scout out locations for a lunar base that will one day be used for a mission to Mars

1 posted on 12/01/2013 8:03:37 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Live launch coverage will be here.

http://www.china.org.cn/index.htm


2 posted on 12/01/2013 8:04:12 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: SunkenCiv; KevinDavis; Phil V.; God bless America-5; Straight Vermonter; buccaneer81; boris; ...

Live launch ringy pingy!


3 posted on 12/01/2013 8:06:31 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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China can do whatever it wants in space. We will cover the important stuff like making muslims feel good about themselves.


4 posted on 12/01/2013 8:07:29 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

A true “rice rocket!”


5 posted on 12/01/2013 8:08:37 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Another story about it.

http://www.spaceflightnow.com/china/change3/131130preview/#.Upte4uJjGXM


6 posted on 12/01/2013 8:09:02 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: dsrtsage

Hmmm - we sense a note of sarcasm here.

We approve ;’)


7 posted on 12/01/2013 8:09:24 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Well it’s about time someone bothered to do this.

40 years and we couldn’t even get a remote-controlled rover there? It doesn’t even have to be a true robot. The signal lag is so small that you can control it from Earth directly in almost real time.


8 posted on 12/01/2013 8:10:20 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Jack Hydrazine

But they won’t beat us at Muslim outreach.


9 posted on 12/01/2013 8:10:29 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Proud2BeRight

China is more into counter-jihad for Muzzies.


10 posted on 12/01/2013 8:12:54 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: VanDeKoik

There are reasons why we haven’t been back.


11 posted on 12/01/2013 8:13:33 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

That’s because it’s impossible to get a human safely to Mars and back.


12 posted on 12/01/2013 8:15:58 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Is that the scenic route we’ve been taking all this time???


13 posted on 12/01/2013 8:18:16 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Impossible? I rather doubt that.


14 posted on 12/01/2013 8:19:01 AM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void; Jack Hydrazine

Well, that’s what I believe. This isn’t Christopher Columbus setting off from Genoa.


15 posted on 12/01/2013 8:25:33 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

And your Black Friday purchases are funding our future subjugation from space. Great job, America!


16 posted on 12/01/2013 8:26:22 AM PST by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: montag813

Which is worse? Fedzilla keeping Americans from reaching LEO and beyond or having the Chi-Coms dominate space?


17 posted on 12/01/2013 8:29:00 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I don’t see a live launch link at that site.


18 posted on 12/01/2013 8:30:08 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: dsrtsage

I think it is great that we have somebody else besides Russia to bum a ride to space off of. Our astronauts can put their gear in a bag tied to the end of a stick, and stand outside their launch site with their thumbs out.


19 posted on 12/01/2013 8:32:09 AM PST by TheGipperWasRight
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To: saganite

I think it is this one

http://china.org.cn/china/2013-12/01/content_30763194.htm

but I’m not sure.

What I think the Chi-Coms are going to do is open up the video at the last moment and shut it down immediately if there is a problem with the rocket like this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_EnrVf9u8s


20 posted on 12/01/2013 8:33:25 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

I’ll agree that it would be difficult, expensive and dangerous. Impossible isn’t a word I would use lightly.


21 posted on 12/01/2013 8:35:08 AM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: saganite

Less than an hour to go.


22 posted on 12/01/2013 8:39:21 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

That link doesn’t seem to work either. I would be surprised if they show live coverage.


23 posted on 12/01/2013 8:39:27 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: saganite

I’ve looked around a bit and this is the only website that is supposed to be carrying it.


24 posted on 12/01/2013 8:41:12 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: saganite

Coming soon: China launches its first moon rover
China will launch its Chang’e 3 lunar probe at 1:30 a.m. on December 2, 2013, for a moon landing mission. It will be the first time for a Chinese spacecraft to soft-land on the surface of an extraterrestrial body. Stay tuned with China.org.cn for live coverage of the event.

http://china.org.cn/china/node_7194823.htm


25 posted on 12/01/2013 8:49:40 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Revolting cat!

Good thing they are building a moon base. They’ll just want to go back an hour later.


26 posted on 12/01/2013 8:50:29 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: dsrtsage

Muslims own the moon, dontcha know? They worship the moon god.


27 posted on 12/01/2013 8:51:25 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: VanDeKoik
40 years and we couldn’t even get a remote-controlled rover there? It doesn’t even have to be a true robot. The signal lag is so small that you can control it from Earth directly in almost real time.

But will our Chinese overlords be able to control robo-cockroaches in near real time on Earth from the moon?

28 posted on 12/01/2013 8:53:17 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

As China improves their space launch capabilities, their overall rocket technology will also improve and they can manufacturer intercontinental ballistic missiles.


29 posted on 12/01/2013 8:55:05 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

They already have ICBMs pointed at us. Pres. Clinton made sure that instead of having a 1 in 4 chance of a successful flight they now have a 95% or better success rate.


30 posted on 12/01/2013 8:59:12 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: null and void

I imagine it would be very difficult. Getting to the moon was all about weight. Getting to Mars with a lander that could carry enough fuel to escape the planet’s gravity for a return trip would presumably mean a larger rocket than the Saturn V. If you aren’t planning to bring back the explorers, I suppose that makes it easier. I’m nobody’s rocket scientist though. :)

The moon has 1/6 the gravity of Earth, but Mars has 38 percent of Earth’s gravity. That seems like a lot of fuel a lander would have to carry to return astronauts to Earth.


31 posted on 12/01/2013 8:59:40 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The biblke mentions some war to end all wars, where there is wave after wave of millions marching into battle. The only country big enough to do that is china.

They cant march wave after wave across the ocean, i think it means they will finaly have enough of the diaper-heads and send their troops to the middle east to fix the problem once and for all


32 posted on 12/01/2013 9:04:09 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like you constitution, you can keep it. Period.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Oh yes, very difficult, very expensive, but suppose the next generation antibiotics could only be found there? (As an example of a compelling reason I just made up right here on the spot)...


33 posted on 12/01/2013 9:04:11 AM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void

What the moon landings ought to have taught us (and indeed did at the time) was that where there’s a will, there’s a way. A compelling reason to Mars ought to get mankind there in some way.

Unfortunately, we seem to have lost much of that national will since the long, cold slide into liberalism started in the 1960s.


34 posted on 12/01/2013 9:07:42 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: null and void

As a retiring executive from a skunk works entity remarked, “If you can dream it, we have already done it”!

I would not be surprised if the reason the space shuttle was scrapped is that we do have the means of space transport that will be kept top secret for years to come.


35 posted on 12/01/2013 9:24:32 AM PST by eastforker (Cruz for steam in 2016)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Can’t connect to media.
any other choices?


36 posted on 12/01/2013 9:26:39 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
"China to launch moon rover mission to scout out locations for a lunar base."

Japan makes ready to put a belt of solar panels on the lunar surface...

US gives out free condoms door to door......nice.

37 posted on 12/01/2013 9:28:13 AM PST by unread
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To: tet68

Me either. None of the links posted here lead to a live launch video.


38 posted on 12/01/2013 9:28:35 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: tet68

This is the only coverage.

http://live.china.org.cn/2013/11/29/coming-soon-china-launches-change-3-lunar-probe/


39 posted on 12/01/2013 9:29:00 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: saganite

Here’s what they just posted.

“[1:30]The Long March 3B rocket blasts off from the launch pad.”


40 posted on 12/01/2013 9:30:20 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“[1:31]Everything is proceding as planned.”

Gotta love this launch coverage. It’s so...so...exciting like a tingle up my leg!


41 posted on 12/01/2013 9:33:08 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

So far only this.

1:32]The propellant has been discarded.

[1:31]Everything is proceding as planned.

[1:30]The Long March 3B rocket blasts off from the launch pad.


42 posted on 12/01/2013 9:35:17 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“[1:32]The propellant has been discarded.”

I suspect the first stage has burned up it’s propellant and has been discarded. Maybe the 2nd stage has lit?


43 posted on 12/01/2013 9:35:35 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Much better, much better than an actual video of the launch. Who said a picture is worth a thousand words.


44 posted on 12/01/2013 9:36:13 AM PST by BushCountry (Obama: The dentist told me I need a crown. I was like I KNOW, RIGHT?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Seems an awfully short burn time even for a first stage.


45 posted on 12/01/2013 9:36:49 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

[1:34]The second and third components have been discarded.


46 posted on 12/01/2013 9:37:14 AM PST by BushCountry (Obama: The dentist told me I need a crown. I was like I KNOW, RIGHT?)
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To: tet68

“[1:33]The control center is tracking the rocket.”

We’re six minutes into the flight and their tracking facilities are getting the tracking data from the rocket.


47 posted on 12/01/2013 9:37:22 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: tet68

I suppose just the boosters.


48 posted on 12/01/2013 9:38:01 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: BushCountry

Riftoff!
49 posted on 12/01/2013 9:38:07 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: BushCountry

2nd and third stages already burned and staged properly?


50 posted on 12/01/2013 9:38:59 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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