Saturday, December 14, 2013

This is NOT good news, IMNSHO...

In 1969 we landed two men on the moon.  Over the next 3 years, 4 months and 3 weeks, 10 more Americans would do so.  Then, in typical American style, we got bored and then complacent and finally we completely pissed away the ability to even go to the moon.

But all is not lost!!  The Chinese made a soft landing on the Moon this morning, with a robot rover.  How could that EVER be a bad thing, right?!?!!

China on Saturday successfully carried out the world's first soft landing of a space probe on the moon in nearly four decades, state media said, the next stage in an ambitious space program that aims to eventually put a Chinese astronaut on the moon.

The unmanned Chang'e 3 lander, named after a mythical Chinese goddess of the moon, touched down on Earth's nearest neighbor following a 12-minute landing process.

The probe carried a six-wheeled moon rover called "Yutu," or "Jade Rabbit," the goddess' pet. After landing Saturday evening on a fairly flat, Earth-facing part of the moon, the rover was slated to separate from the Chang'e eight hours later and embark on a three-month scientific exploration.

China sent its first astronaut into space in 2003, becoming the third nation after Russia and the United States to achieve manned space travel independently. In 2006, it sent its first probe to the moon. China plans to open a space station around 2020 and send an astronaut to the moon after that.

Now, here's the 'rub' on this story.

Just two years ago, our 'experts' said that China didn't have the rockets, the fuel, the technical expertise nor the general technology to do what they did this week.  They, the 'experts', said it would be 5 to 7 years before they'd attempt a hard landing on the moon.  Which they'd HAVE to do to achieve a soft landing.

What the 'experts'  failed to consider I think, is that 99% of the know how for getting to the moon is declassified and available on the GD internet!  So they had no NEED to re-invent the wheel.  All they had to do was go interweb surfing for answers.

But if they did this 3 to 5 years early, WTH makes us think they'll wait another 7 years to 'attempt' putting men on the moon?  And when they go, what's to keep them from taking a 5 or 10 kilaton nuke with them, and setting that SOB up, before they announce that they are now Rulers of the Earth?

And how long before Obama sends them a GD "Way to Go" card for doing this?


Spider said...

I'm willing to bet my new copy of Playboy magazine that their moon rover is an (exact) copy of ours. Whether it's moon rovers, jet fighters, war ships, etc., everything they produce is an (exact) copy of something we spent Trillions and decades developing. That, IMO, is the result of us not quite understanding the concept of (keeping secrets), and/or, that most of the scientists we have just happen to be "Oriental". Does that make the ChiComs thieves? No, it just makes them a whole lot smarter than we are.

Then again, these days, everybody is a whole lot smarter than we are. Do you see anyone else spending Trillions and decades fighting someone elses civil war in some shithole 12th century country? That's why i laugh (loudly) when i hear some nitwit proclaim, "America is the world (only) superpower".

Those days are long gone, and i personally doubt we'll ever see them again. And IMO, you can thank the weak, gullible, and mindless voters for most of that.

A ChiCom nuke missile on the moon? Just ask any person you see, assuming you can get their attention away from their smartphones for a second, if they actually care. If you happen to be someone who understands what's going on in this country, and around the world, i'm betting their answer will scare the shit out of you.

Chop Shtik Poot said...

When my wife (Chinese) says how advanced they are now I just remind her that it only took the Chinese government 50 years to copy our equipment and that we already been there, found nothing interesting and are working on going to Mars. Maybe it'll take the Chinx Gvmt 200 years to copy that trick.

Then she say "Fuk you Round Eye, No Tikee No Brow Chob". Right before she grabs my CCDs and heads to Bloomies.

Schteveo said...

ONLY if its your Marilyn Monroe copy!!

AW Fuck Spider, you've been thinking with my brain on this. You said everything I thought when I read this.

Shanghai Poots,
I'm gonna send this to your wife, she'll be using those cards for charging your CASKET for talking shit!

chronos the wonder pig said...

if you have a Moom Base you don't need nukes there, you just throw rocks at whoever you be pissed at...seee The Moon is a harh Mistress by Robert Heinlein

chronos the wonder pig said...

and for the same reason Amazon will want a moon base/warehouse ....

chronos the wonder pig said...

oh yea, forgot to you freaks handling the snow???

75 in PHX Poot said...

Yea how bout da Shnow

PHX Pootz said...

Twas 78 today

Hairy Moon Pie Boy said...

81 today.

Had anyone considered the fact that if China puts people on the moon, they could have a monopoly on the Moon Pie market?

Boggles the mind.

Suntan Poots said...

85 in Mesa AZ atthe moment.