China designing heavy lift rocket for Moon mission.

Posted: April 18, 2011. At: 2:30 AM. This was 6 years ago. Post ID: 1278

The Moon pierced with a rocket.
The Moon pierced with a rocket.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2011-03/03/c_13759948.htm

China are designing a heavy lift rocket that will be used for a manned mission to the Moon and beyond. America have been cutting back on their space program, but at least China the new superpower on the world stage can deliver a space program to rival NASA in 1969 when they went all hell for leather to the Moon to beast Kruschev. China have launched two probes to the Moon, the second one is currently orbiting the Moon taking high-resolution photographs. It may not be too much longer into the future when the Chinese have successfully landed on the Moon and we get to see some high-res landing footage for once. The NASA Moon walking footage is terrible, but this is the 21st century and we can take higher resolution imagery than we could in those days although the modified Hasselblad cameras used on the Moon had medium format film in them and that gives very high resolution. If the Chinese can send back pictures of the Lunar lander sitting on the Moon`s surface then it will shut up the people that say the landings where faked in a studio. Especially if they get photos of the footprints as well. At least they are not getting to the Moon in a capsule shot out of a giant gun like in the Jules Verne story From the Earth to the Moon. Although no human could withstand 22000 G of acceleration force, it still is a very good book. That is why I have included this picture, as it is a shot from the famous french film “Le Voyage dans la lune” A Trip to the Moon. This inspired the Smashing Pumpkins music video for “Tonight Tonight”, which is one of the best music videos ever. Who would not want to ride to the Moon in a dirigible? If China can launch 25 tonnes into Low Earth Orbit then they could easily launch a ship to reach the Moon. It is only a matter of time before we have a red flag planted on the surface of the Moon alongside the American flag. That will be a great day, Chinese people do not know about the Tiananmen square massacre but at least they would know that China went to the Moon. Google searching for the Tiananmen square on google.hk only shows idealistic pictures of the square, but if you add the date as well then you get some pictures of the protests.But if I was searching from within China I might not get even that. But I am sure if China went to the Moon, then the footage would be beamed all around the world in high quality.

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