China’s Chang’e 4 landed on the far side of the moon The effort marks a historic moment for China and for mankind towards the exploration of the unknown, but emphasizes the problems back home


    Chang’e is the Chinese name for the goddess of the moon and it touched down on the surface of the moon on Jan. 3 2019 marking an incredible feat for the secretive Chinese space agency that released the following photo.

    China has wanted for decades to send a probe on the moon, first initiated by Mao Zedong in 1959 with his plan The Great Leap Forward that aimed for the rapid industrialization of China. Of course the wish was only fulfilled in 1970 with the launch of a satellite that its only capability was to play a few bars of “East is Red”, an instrumental song about China’s Cultural Revolution.

    But in contrast to those years, today’s China is something completely different with progression on the technological sectors moving incredibly fast. Its first astronaut was sent in 2003, an orbiter around the moon in 2007, in 2011 it launched a space station that was later deliberately scrapped and a rover on the Moon in 2013.

    The country plans to send humans on the Moon by 2030.

    Of course this progress has not gone unnoticed by the US, who is barring NASA from co-operating with their Chinese counterparts and initiating their own plans for Space domination, with the announced plans for a Space Military, construction of space stations that will enable further exploration of the Moon and of Mars as the first stage of a wider plan on human activity on Space.


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