Friday, October 26, 2007

Maybe The Man In The Moon Ordered Kung Pao

China has launched an unmanned mission to the moon. It is the first step in the fast-growing nation's goal of landing men on Earth's only natural satellite. China hopes to eventually build takeout stands and factories making lead-based toys.

This comes a day after the world's "sole" superpower--the United States--launched the space shuttle Discovery, a craft held together with duct tape and Crazy Glue--into low Earth orbit. That is not meant to sound harsh; after all, we were actually able to find seven people dumb enough to ride on the thing.

Jiao Weixin, a professor at Peking University's School of Earth and Space Sciences, says that Wednesday's launch is signifies "that Chinese engineers have the know-how to probe the moon."

So why should you care? Well, if a billion Chinese ever decide to expand their "know-how" and send a probe to Uranus, you won't be able to sit down for a week.

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