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PWSP2 - China has ushered in the Lunar Space Economy by landing a rover on the Moon

15 Dec 2013, 23:50 UTC
PWSP2 - China has ushered in the Lunar Space Economy by landing a rover on the Moon
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SPACE 2.0 : LUNAR SPACE ECONOMY LEADER is CHINA"Well deserved congrats to a nation that can articulate a long term plan, articulate it, fund it and execute on it over a period of more than four years. This what happens when you have moribund space agency that under funded and without a core mission. Perhaps its time to spin-off space exploration to the private sector as mining rights soon becoming economically significant. - DRS Strangelove 12.15.13CHINA'S Jade Rabbit rover vehicle has driven onto the moon's surface after the first lunar soft landing in nearly four decades, a huge advance in the country's ambitious space program.The Yutu, or Jade Rabbit, was deployed at several hours after the Chang'e-3 probe landed on the moon, said the official news agency Xinhua.Ma Xingrui, chief commander of China's lunar program, declared the mission a "complete success" after the rover and lander took photos of each other on the moon's surface late Sunday, Xinhua reported.China is the third country to complete a lunar rover mission after the United States and the then-Soviet Union - a decade after it first sent an astronaut into space.It plans to establish a permanent space station by 2020 and eventually send ...

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