Thursday, August 18, 2005

Today's Swipe at the News.

BEIJING, China (Neuters) -- China plans to launch its first unmanned lunar flight by 2007 in a three-phase mission that aims to bring back rock samples, state media said on Tuesday.
In the second stage, a lunar vehicle would land on the moon by 2012 and by 2017 the rock samples could be collected, the report said quoting aerospace officials.

The 2007 mission is planned to launch in September of that year, with a secondary and tertiary stage set to launch a few hours later when the program will be hungry for more rock samples.


Blogger Kathryn said...

I've often wondered the point of space missions .....

2:46 PM  

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