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China lands probe on far side of moon: state TV

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Awesome news! Now China can begin colonizing the moon.

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So China's only how many decades late to the party?

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YAWN, only took them 50 years after America landed on the moon, oh but of course they landed on the dark side WHOOOPIE. Now the Question is could they have done it without stealing tech from other countries? NOPE, NO, NOT.

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"Beijing is pouring billions into its military-run space program, with hopes of having a crewed space station by 2022, and of eventually sending humans to the moon."

Humans have been on the moon 6 times already. Nothing there but rocks and sand. China's got better things to spend their money on than a manned trip to the moon.

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Congratulations! Here's hoping Chang'e continues with her success.

Science knows no nationality.

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A truly impressive feat for the Chinese. They are outdoing the US in just about every category now.

We are ceding our position in the world to a country diametrically opposed to our belief in how a country should be run. And with the decisions we make and the moves we are taking, we are proving them right. When the rest of the world wants to follow a model for their own societies, I wonder if we are even going to be in the running the way we are going.

America should be the shining example for the world to look up to, admire and want to emulate. If we don't want the Chinese to totally bury us, we better wake up and fix things, fast.

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Technological success that must be recognized and commended as Billions of year from now humanity's future depends on such action ...

But, with China... there is always a suspicion as to "intent"...

Their rhetoric and actions almost always contradict and their actions openly always have a covert side...

So Trump and US Military needs a "space" force...

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We need to figure out how to throw the moon and planets off and into a habitable orbit for humans. That’d be impressive.

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I wonder if they will find any Autobots there.

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A truly impressive feat for the Chinese. They are outdoing the US in just about every category now.

Hardly. The US sent actual people to the moon 60 years ago with 1960s technology. That's less tech than is in my phone. China is late and only managed this with stolen US tech. The moon is old news. Been there, done that Now if they beat us to Mars, I'll be impressed.

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There is no dark side of the moon really. As a matter of fact, it’s all dark.

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Congratulations to China!

With different nations focusing on different aspects of space exploration, there is more likelihood of great discoveries being made. Our understanding of the moon will now increase.

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I just simply want to buy a really good bicycle.  Can China show me one that I would be impressed by?  Oh, I also want a real good ballpoint pen.

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Congratulations to China! Space is hard, huge temperature shifts, power problems, data transfer issues. Arriving is the 2nd step.

In 2018, China sent more rockets into space, 39, than any other country. https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/08/27/china-sets-new-national-record-for-most-launches-in-a-year/

Credit where credit is due.

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BTW, China is using nuclear heaters with plutonium-238 in this mission to keep their electronics warm when the sun isn't shining.

https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/change-4-probe-heads-to-the-lunar-farside/

Trying to get any nuclear payload approved in western nations isn't easy thanks to the anti-nuke lefties.

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What a massive achievement for the Chinese!

And congratulations from around the world!

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A truly impressive feat for the Chinese. They are outdoing the US in just about every category now. 

With stolen technology worldwide of course they can achieve anything.

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Chinese lunar rover landed on the far side of the moon on Thursday, in a global first that boosts Beijing's ambitions to become a space superpower.

The far side, aka the dark side.

When we know "There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact, it's all dark."

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"That's one small step for stolen technology, one giant leap for a communist moon"..

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So China's only how many decades late to the party?

Don't know. You tell us. As far as I know (and as far as this article, Wikipedia and just about every other news source claims), no other manned or unmanned probe has ever landed on the far side.

I just simply want to buy a really good bicycle.  Can China show me one that I would be impressed by? Oh, I also want a real good ballpoint pen.

I pity you. Most adults are capable of doing their own research in the shops or on the net.

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So China's only how many decades late to the party?

At least they're at the party, right? About 99% of other countries are beyond late.

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"That's one small step for stolen technology, one giant leap for a communist moon"..

Where did the US get most of its early space techs from?

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Trivia: the "dark" side of the moon actually receives the same amount of sunlight as the "light" side of the moon - it's only dark to us because we don't see that side of the moon due to its rotation

China should definitely spend more of their budget for scientific exploration rather than military

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