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China Conquers Dark Side Of The Moon

Hong KongCNN — China’s Chang’e-6 lunar probe departed from the far side of the moon on Tuesday, moving a step closer to completing an ambitious mission that underlines the country’s rise as a space superpower.

In a symbolic moment before takeoff, China also reportedly became the first country to display its national flag on the moon’s far side, which permanently faces away from Earth.

The probe, carrying the first lunar rocks ever collected from the far side of the moon, took off and entered lunar orbit early Tuesday Beijing time, following successful sample collection over the previous two days, according to a statement from the China National Space Administration (CNSA).

Its return journey to Earth is estimated to take about three weeks, with a landing expected in China’s Inner Mongolia region around June 25.

The successful return of the samples would give China a head start in harnessing the strategic and scientific benefits of expanded lunar exploration – an increasingly competitive field that has contributed to what NASA chief Bill Nelson calls a new “space race.”

Earlier this year, Nelson appeared to acknowledge China’s pace – and concerns about its intentions – were driving the American urgency to return to the moon, decades after its Apollo-crewed missions.

This is some grade A Horseshit. What the fuck do you mean China is on the other side of the moon and planting their flag. What the fuck happened to this country. The moon is ours. Why aren't we doing American exceptionalism in space? We can't let other countries take the moon. 

I know there is nothing on the moon with 0 resources or strategic benefit but it's the goddamn principle. The moon is like America's ex-girlfriend who we had a fling with in Highschool who now is getting with everybody else in order to stay relevant. If we had wife'd up the moon and kept giving her attention the relationship could have really turned into something and changed the lives of both of us long-term, but no the moon is getting its back blown out by China. 

We treated the moon with respect landing on the front light side. China is taking the moon's dark side. The worst part is the Chinese are even sending people to the other side of the moon, just robots. Dildos if you will. 

The USA needs to take its moon back. Let's stop worrying about stupid political shit and go to the moon. Fuck it Elon will probably do it.