Brian Weeden, from The Space Review, has written up a fairly well thought-out and long story about the May 2013 launch of a “sounding rocket” (according to the Chinese) from Xichang Satellite Launch Center. The story, posted on 17 March 2014, gives some pretty good reasons to suspect that perhaps the Chinese were not telling […]Read More A Chinese Direct Ascent GEO AntiSatellite Test in 2013?
Here’s a little fun for you today. Jon Stewart talked about China’s Jade Rabbit on 4 February 2014. For those of you at work, this is definitely NSFW. But it’s quite funny, and I always wondered about the name Jade Rabbit (yes, yes, i DO understand why the Chinese named it that). Anyway, for your […]Read More Daily Show Jade Rabbit Commentary
To hear people tell it, China seems to be gaining the upper-hand in the space warfare department. This Freebeacon post (http://freebeacon.com/experts-china-boosts-space-warfare-capabilities/) tells a tale of the devious Chinese space activities threatening the United States. Articles like this are designed to get people fired up, and that’s disturbing. There are reasons to worry about the future […]Read More Chinese Space: What has changed?
For those interested in China’s autonomous lunar rover, the Jade Rabbit (Chang’e 3), I’m sure you’ve seen this video. But for those who follow this as a kind of “space Kardashian” story, here’s some Jade Rabbit videos: You can see the Jade Rabbit be-boppin’ around on the moon’s surface. Of course, this kind of thing […]Read More Jade Rabbit video
Jon Stewart had a decent clip on the Daily Show last night about China’s landing on the moon and the whole “space race” meme the media is trying to gin up. Have fun–here’s the clip–“Space Race 1957:” http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-december-16-2013/space-race-1957Read More Daily Show talks a little about the “Space Race”