We Like The Moooon…

November 27th, 2007at 08:29pm Posted by Eli

But not as much as a spoon…

China displayed the first image of the moon captured by its Chang-e 1 lunar probe at a gala ceremony Monday, marking the formal start of the satellite’s mission to document the lunar landscape.

Unveiling the image at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center, Premier Wen Jiabao hailed it as a major step in ”the Chinese race’s 1,000-year-old dream” of exploring the moon.

China hopes the probe, launched late last month, will have surveyed the entire surface of the moon at least once by early next year.

The probe’s launch closely followed the start of a similar mission by Japan, prompting speculation over a new space race in Asia. India plans to launch a lunar probe in April.

China has wanted to explore the moon for 1,000 years? Jeez, talk about a long-term plan.

Entry Filed under: Science,Technology


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