Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Under an Asian Moon

Right now there are two robotic probes working on the moon. The first one is Japan’s SELENE, which is already beaming back the first hi-def videos of the moon. I suggest you take a look at their Earthrise... it's pretty cool. SELENE is also carrying thousands of names and messages from regular people out into space (mine included). The second probe is China’s Chang-e 1, and it's recently sent back its first images of the moon. It doesn’t stop there as India is scheduled to launch their own probe, Chandrayaan-1, to the moon in April.

As a space enthusiast and someone that has over the years lost a lot of confidence in NASA, I’m just glad someone is up there paving the way back to the moon.

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