Chinese spaceclaft rands on moon


spaminator
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Chinese spacecraft lands on moon
Pete Sweeney, Reuters
First posted: Saturday, December 14, 2013 11:25 AM EST | Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013 11:36 AM EST
SHANGHAI - China landed an unmanned spacecraft on the moon on Saturday, state media reported, in the first such "soft-landing" since 1976, joining the United States and the former Soviet Union in managing to accomplish such a feat.
The Chang'e 3, a probe named after a lunar goddess in traditional Chinese mythology, is carrying the solar-powered Yutu, or Jade Rabbit buggy, which will dig and conduct geological surveys.
China has been increasingly ambitious in developing its space programmes, for military, commercial and scientific purposes.
In its most recent manned space mission in June, three astronauts spent 15 days in orbit and docked with an experimental space laboratory, part of Beijing's quest to build a working space station by 2020.
At 9:14 p.m. local time, the official Xinhua news service reported that the spacecraft had touched down in the Sinus Iridum, or the Bay of Rainbows, at 9:12 p.m. after hovering over the surface for several minutes seeking an appropriate place to land.
A soft landing does not damage the craft and the equipment it carries. In 2007, China put another lunar probe in orbit around the moon, which then executed a controlled crash on to its surface.
China Central Television (CCTV) broadcast images of the probe's location on Saturday and a computer generated image of the probe on the surface of the moon on its website. The probe and the rover are expected to photograph each other tomorrow.
The Bay of Rainbows was selected because it has yet to be studied, has ample sunlight and is convenient for remote communications with Earth, Xinhua said.
The rover will be remotely controlled by Chinese control centres with support from a network of tracking and transmission stations around the world operated by the European Space Agency (ESA).
This screen grab taken from CCTV live broadcasting footage shows an image (R) of China's first lunar rover transmitted back to the control centre in Beijing after it landed on the moon on December 14, 2013. AFP PHOTO / CCTV

Chinese spacecraft lands on moon | World | News | Toronto Sun (external - login to view)
 
BaalsTears
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After all China was once called the Celestial Empire. Why not again? Congratulations...恭喜你...gōngxi nǐ.
 
Blackleaf
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Liberalman
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Thanks to American mismanagement of their economy and constant Senate and Congress infighting America lost their opportunity for moon's domination. China will have a base on the moon under five years thanks to the all the people that leaked all the top secret government documents.

From a security point of view the free world is f**ked.
Last edited by Liberalman; Dec 15th, 2013 at 10:51 AM..Reason: some
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by LiberalmanView Post

Thanks to American mismanagement of their economy and constant Senate and Congress infighting America lost their opportunity for moon's domination. China will have a base on the moon under five years thanks to the all the people that leaked all the top secret government documents.

From a security point of view the free world is f**ked.

And dominating the moon is important because??
 
Ron in Regina
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"Chinese spaceclaft rands on moon"

That's funny, as I can hear the accent when I read the thread title.
 
Liberalman
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

And dominating the moon is important because??

Lower gravity manufacturing for break-thru product industry which will make our lives better and building better spacecrafts as well as better weapons that they can shoot our way when we are bad.
 
taxslave
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Well since Chinese have lower per unit labour and environmental costs than us it only makes sense to let them run the factories.
WOuld you venture forth on a spaceship with MADE IN CHINA on it? Remember you can't pull over to the curb when it breaks down.
 
Blackleaf
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Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Well since Chinese have lower per unit labour and environmental costs than us it only makes sense to let them run the factories.
WOuld you venture forth on a spaceship with MADE IN CHINA on it? Remember you can't pull over to the curb when it breaks down.

well to be serious about that...they are only just starting out...there have been a lot of space tragedies from cutting corners right here on our side of the globe

Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

that was facking funny to open up and see that....freaking hilarious actually
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

And dominating the moon is important because??

Helium3
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

And dominating the moon is important because??

Cheese dude! An unlimited supply.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Helium3

Important for the balloon industry?
 
petros
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Energy
 
Liberalman
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Well since Chinese have lower per unit labour and environmental costs than us it only makes sense to let them run the factories.
WOuld you venture forth on a spaceship with MADE IN CHINA on it? Remember you can't pull over to the curb when it breaks down.


That's only because North America wants to buy cheap and they are willing to sacrifice their labour force to get those cheap products. Back in the old days the government protected jobs using tariffs but they insist on signing free trade agreements these days that give away our jobs.
 
petros
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Our investments in the companies that operate in China are better for our bottom line than having them operate here.
 
Liberalman
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Our investments in the companies that operate in China are better for our bottom line than having them operate here.

Our bottom line is to keep people off the welfare roles which is more money for the overall bottom line
 
petros
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people on welfare are living better lives than ever thanks to cheap consumer goods.
 
Liberalman
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Back in the old days Chinese selling products cheap was called dumping which is illegal but because government's hunger for more Chinese money they are breaking their own laws and giving away jobs.
Last edited by Liberalman; Dec 15th, 2013 at 11:50 AM..Reason: some
 
petros
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Back in the day it was Taiwan and Japan
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by LiberalmanView Post

Thanks to American mismanagement of their economy and constant Senate and Congress infighting America lost their opportunity for moon's domination. China will have a base on the moon under five years thanks to the all the people that leaked all the top secret government documents.

From a security point of view the free world is f**ked.

Wasn't Pierre Trudeau caught in a rest area sucking off Chairman Mao?
 
petros
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Trudeau and Strong both. Strong is still doing it.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Our investments in the companies that operate in China are better for our bottom line than having them operate here.

Basically stock dividends, how patriotic. Kill the economy that puts many out of work and tell them how much better off they are by being on welfare. What a black heart you have.
 
Liberalman
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

Wasn't Pierre Trudeau caught in a rest area sucking off Chairman Mao?

No you must be thinking of the NDP
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

Wasn't Pierre Trudeau caught in a rest area sucking off Chairman Mao?

Some of your ice-road memoirs?
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

Basically stock dividends, how patriotic. Kill the economy that puts many out of work and tell them how much better off they are by being on welfare. What a black heart you have.

Are you enjoying the benefits of your 0.85% of a share in GM?
 
eh1eh
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Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in ReginaView Post

"Chinese spaceclaft rands on moon"

That's funny, as I can hear the accent when I read the thread title.

I know, I'm pissing myself here!



Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

Ya right. You were still paying back the US for WWII when they went to the moon.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Are you enjoying the benefits of your 0.85% of a share in GM?

My share in them is invested in a 1982 GMC and it's running just fine and nobody has lost a job over it yet.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

My share in them is invested in a 1982 GMC and it's running just fine and nobody has lost a job over it yet.

You are an owner off GM. Canada owns 30 million shares. That is 20% of the company.
 
MHz
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Try to use some news from the 21st century, Detroit is dead.
Why General Motors is moving offices from the world’s biggest auto market to one of the smallest – Quartz (external - login to view)
Still, GM’s move to Singapore isn’t a retreat from China. This year, GM is on track to sell 3 million vehicles (external - login to view) in China in 2013, up 7% from last year’s total, and is spending some $11 billion on new plants (external - login to view) and products in China over the next three years. (GM’s office in Shanghai will still have about 250 staff, compared to 120 in Singapore.)
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Nor is it a sign the relationship with SAIC in China will fade soon. As GM China’s chairman said in October, China isn’t likely (external - login to view) to abolish its joint venture requirement for foreign firms soon. SAIC doesn’t appear ready to fly on its own either, given that it is still building up its own brands. (SAIC’s own brands, Roewe and MG, made up only 200,000 of the company’s 4.5 million (external - login to view) cars sold last year.) At least on the mainland, the two car giants are going to need each other for a while.
 

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