This is a short movie review, but one concerning space. I happened upon this silent film as I was researching the Mittelwerk series. The English name of the film is “The Woman in the Moon.” It’s available in the US on Netflix streaming, so the wife and I watched it. The director’s last name, Lang, […]Read More “Frau Im Mond:” A SciFi Movie By Fritz Lang
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
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
…and they’re off. As if the nuance of what China was doing with their Jade Rabbit moon rover was a surprise, there are now conversations in mainstream media about who the moon belongs to. Of course today’s landing of the rover has prompted the topic. An example of such hand-wringing is the twitter bubble […]Read More Let the mindless hand-wringing begin…
Since the December 1st Chinese launch of their rover to the moon, some people are becoming quite creative with China’s intentions with the moon. The latest gossip, presented in this Daily Mail post, is apparently based on a comment from an “expert” working in the China National Space Program Lunar Exploration Center. This expert is reportedly […]Read More That’s the moon…with missiles?