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Sleeping Or Dead? Fate Of China's Yutu Moon Rover Uncertain
NBCNews.com ^ | 12 February 2014 | Devin Coldewey

Posted on 02/12/2014 4:18:23 PM PST by zeestephen

Yutu entered a controlled hibernation mode despite mechanical problems on Jan. 24 to weather the 14-day lunar night cycle, but should have woken up days ago. China's mission control has yet to offer an official statement of failture, though it did report that Yutu did not wake up on schedule and was not responding to stimuli.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; fail; jade; jaderabbit; lunar; moon; pining; rabbit; space; spacejunk; yutu

1 posted on 02/12/2014 4:18:23 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

Sum Ting Wong


2 posted on 02/12/2014 4:21:27 PM PST by varyouga
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To: zeestephen

It’s waiting for take out calls!


3 posted on 02/12/2014 4:26:12 PM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: zeestephen

EFF YOU, CHINESE!

USA, USA, USA, USA......

We WALKED on the MOON you dumb bung heads!

You Chinese ain’t nuthin but “ALSO RANS.”

Even the Russians, Indians and JAPANESE can beat your pathetic butts in the “SPACE RACE!” (Now THAT’S an old term!)

(Am I rubbing it in a little too hard? I think not.)


4 posted on 02/12/2014 4:26:15 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: zeestephen

He’s dead, Jin.


5 posted on 02/12/2014 4:29:23 PM PST by Redcitizen (Never bring a tank to a Chuck Norris fight.)
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To: Redcitizen

Methinks you have hit the nail, dead on the head.

IMHO, it didn’t survive the landing.

But, who am I to say?


6 posted on 02/12/2014 4:32:43 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: zeestephen; All

7 posted on 02/12/2014 4:36:34 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: zeestephen

They need to steal better software.


8 posted on 02/12/2014 4:43:10 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Empireoftheatom48

You sit 10 minutes!!!


9 posted on 02/12/2014 4:45:39 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: skeeter

Well, we had better have a good laugh at their expense while we still can. In another 10 years they will be having the last laugh.


10 posted on 02/12/2014 4:45:50 PM PST by refermech
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To: zeestephen
engrish photo: FAIL!!! engrish-funny-treat-potato.jpg

It could just be very, very confused.

11 posted on 02/12/2014 4:46:19 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: zeestephen

I didn’t know anything was wrong.


12 posted on 02/12/2014 4:46:26 PM PST by virgil
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To: refermech

The way things are going here at home in ten years China will be among the least of our worries.


13 posted on 02/12/2014 4:47:31 PM PST by skeeter
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To: zeestephen

The Chinese are learning what we learned in the 60’s - you want to land on the moon, you deal with the Nazi moon base first. Or accidents happen. Rough neighborhood, knowwhumsayin’?


14 posted on 02/12/2014 4:51:37 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Snickering Hound

I hate it when “My Love My Angel” treats me likea potato.


15 posted on 02/12/2014 4:52:27 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

where’s that bugs bunny and martian pic...


16 posted on 02/12/2014 4:54:18 PM PST by refermech
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17 posted on 02/12/2014 4:54:21 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: zeestephen
This was the last image the moon rover captured before going dark:


18 posted on 02/12/2014 4:57:00 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

I hope they do well.

We could use another space race.


19 posted on 02/12/2014 5:18:35 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

I wasn’t paying much attention. I thought it drove around for a bit before it died.


20 posted on 02/12/2014 5:32:12 PM PST by Redcitizen (Never bring a tank to a Chuck Norris fight.)
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To: SandRat
LOL! ...chinese delivery, 'e took wrong turn.
*no charge*..want something else?..Peking Duch.

21 posted on 02/12/2014 6:06:40 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: COBOL2Java
I like the look of this one better.


22 posted on 02/12/2014 6:10:19 PM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: skinkinthegrass

23 posted on 02/12/2014 6:33:10 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat
..or a Bwarney Fwrank/pResident 0'Muslim
moonrise special.

24 posted on 02/12/2014 6:38:10 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

I’ll take hard landing and ground loop for $500 bob.


25 posted on 02/12/2014 6:38:29 PM 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: varyouga

Wee tu loo


26 posted on 02/12/2014 6:42:15 PM PST by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: varyouga

LMAO!


27 posted on 02/12/2014 7:33:22 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Billthedrill

The moon Nazi’s don’t like poorly built rovers cluttering up there front yard


28 posted on 02/12/2014 7:35:58 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: zeestephen

Baby steps, so failure can be expected. Thing is the chi-coms are on there way....to militarize the moon while the USA and NASA give the Muslims a reach around, I mean outreach.


29 posted on 02/12/2014 7:41:30 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: zeestephen

Sleeping? Was it tired?


30 posted on 02/12/2014 8:13:48 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: zeestephen

Like the US and the Russians - they were warned. China chose to ignore the warning and are now being given the “personal touch”.

There is more on the moon and in space to worry about than rocks and radiation ...


31 posted on 02/13/2014 5:28:35 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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