China's first moon rover has touched the lunar surface and left deep traces on its loose soil, state media reported Sunday, several hours after the country successfully carried out the world's first soft landing of a space probe on the moon in nearly four decades.
The 140-kilogram (300-pound) "Jade Rabbit" rover separated from the much larger landing vehicle early Sunday, around seven hours after the unmanned Chang'e 3 space probe touched down on a fairly flat, Earth-facing part of the moon.
As I said, it's what he did for what he wasn't impeached for that gets me Of course he had the complete legal right to give pardons to anyone, but his 11th hour pardons also made me disgusted with him -- Bill Clinton pardon controversy by the way I never voted for him, not that my right to privacy to who I voted for probably shouldn't even be violated by me.
Mr. Clinton was impeached for obstruction of justice (guilty) tampering with a witness (guilty) and lying under oath (guilty) for which he lost he law license.
If you remember the libs gave President Bush a hard time for replacing 8 AG's. Clinton tried to cover up his involvement in criminal activity by replacing ALL AG's and making an appointment of a secretary to the Arkansas AG's office who closed the case that was under investigation against the Rose Law firm.
The liberals tried to make it out as if were a personal matter of indiscretion instead of breaking the law like he did. It would help Jim if you keep your facts straight.
No, Mike of N.Y., since I lived through that time, I remember it, oh, just one example, blue line Report of Hyde Affair Stirs Anger. I found it amusing, but not surprising for a Catholic. Nor the way Ken Starr's investigation, finally went nowhere. Now, somewhat sorry for Mr. Starr a reputable fellow, though this article might give a slightly different opinion of the now President of Baylor University? One thinks about the crook Tom Delay's pushing for the impeachment, etc. it really is a soap opera, Congressman Livingston, I had forgotten completely about. Anyway, an interesting commentary on the "comedy of life," 'Clinton Vs. Starr': A 'Definitive' Account.
I did seem to notice that nuclear and missile guidance secrets seem to be flowing to the Chinese. This incensed me much more than Clinton's sexual escapades. Should such a person been elected President, no. Should a President be impeached just for that, I would say no also. One would wonder how many Presidents would be impeached for that? Kennedy for one certainly.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Tablets Jade Rabbit was the article you couldn't see, It was fun to see the Clintons make fools out of the GOP Congress wasn't. pity the GOP didn't impeach him for the things they didn't do themseves.
I'm sure you saw this "fun to see" thing somewhere. Want to share it?
Not that I'm all that enthused by the name of the source of the article, it is informative. While the Chinese say they are going share information, unfortunately they make sure others do, by "hook or crook"
Jim Lincoln wrote: I think I've shown, Neil, the Chinese to have tight targeting circles. Do I know if they were in a few feet where they wanted to go? No. But then you don't know if they weren't.
Jim, we're both speculating here of course, but yours is that of a total piker (having no real technical specifics to offer as evidence). You simply don't know what you're talking about ‚Äď the Chinese aren't stupid & don't need espionage (per Cox Report allegations) to figure out how to do what the Russians did 40+ yrs. ago. Furthermore, publicly-available technology has progressed greatly since then; in fact I wonder why the Chinese didn't do this sooner.
I think I've shown, Neil, the Chinese to have tight targeting circles. Do I know if they were in a few feet where they wanted to go? No. But then you don't know if they weren't. You notice it landed safely on a rock or in the hole you dug for yourself.
1517 true if I remember about Wild Willy, but certainly not convicted. Also being tried by what for what many GOPers were guilty of was a stupid idea.
Jim Lincoln wrote: The Chinese has very good accuracy in their missiles when they decide to use it.
How do you know? Are you an expert on the Long March 3B & how it is used on the Chang'e program? And consider this: engineers tend to avoid using more technology than they need for the purpose. It's more expensive, for one thing, & when highly classified, creates Need to Know issues.
But keep trying to dig yourself out of the hole you created, it's fun to see.
The Chinese has very good accuracy in their missiles when they decide to use it. How can one say, they didn't land their spacecraft in a yard of where they wanted it? China may not needed Wild Billy's help at least not eventually, but this article, which doesn't mention that, in fact the writer, looks like he's in China rather than some Western country, points out the Chinese who have launched their first aircraft carrier also, is not a backward nation technologically speaking, What China‚Äôs Missile Intercept Test Means.
"China's first moon rover has touched the lunar surface and left deep traces on its loose soil."
Yes, rovers *do* tend to do that on unpaved surfaces.
The Soviets drove their Lunokhod 1 rover onto the Moon in 1970. So why would the Chinese need 1990s missile technology to do the same thing this year?
Getting a spacecraft to land within a couple miles of a desired landing point on the Moon is nothing compared to getting a CEP (Circular Error Probable) of a 100m or so on the Earth using a nuclear warhead. This is why much NASA stuff is unclassified.
Wasn't Wild Billy Clinton a great President? ! :-7 ! The Chinese not only got invaluable assistance in nuclear technology during his regime, and then they were able to steal missile guidance technology as well! These are some reasons that Wild Billy is on my list of Presidents who should have been impeached, but weren't (the others that make this list are: Tricky Dick Nixon and Baby-face Bush )