Beijing time 2.17am, December 2, China has successfully launched
Chang'e 3, a moon probe, in Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
Chang'es are a series of moon probes named after a mythic
figure Lady Chang'e (嫦娥) who fled to the moon in her attempt
up an unsatisfactory marriage with Houyi (后羿), a tough
warrior who bullied around in the universe and killed 90
percent of the star populations in the solar system.
The third incarnation of Chang'e probe will land on the
surface of the moon in the mid of this month in preparation
for the manned (and womanned) moon-landing mission that is
expected to take place ... before long.
announced its space discovery identification zone in
the universe and silently invited NASA to help her
informing the world where the border of the new SDIZ
is. Will Obama take the new challenge?
Complete Launching Footage: Chang'e
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A bridge in Chongqing City has been destroyed
While China is able to build a bridge from the Earth to
the moon, it is somehow unable to protect a bridge within
a city. Asia's longest timber bridge was burned down last
Thursday. The bridge was built hundreds years ago but underwent
a thorough maintenance repairer just 3 years ago under Bo
Xilai administration, yet this three-storey terrace-style
architectural wonder has been almost totally lost in the
hand of new Chongqing mayor Sun
Zhengcai, a man notorious for forced demolition of private
homes, only one year after he took over the mayor's job.