Saturday, July 08, 2006

China Moon

As you've probably heard, the Chinese government has announced its plans to land a man on the moon by the year 2024.

The scientific community is for the most part unimpressed, because everyone seems to think that this is an expensive and pointless endeavor. They say it would be much less expensive and of far greater scientific value to launch unmanned probes instead. The general consensus is that China's moon-landing program was created for no other reason than to boost nationalistic pride, and that the propaganda value far exceeds any scientific value.

I don't have too much to say about this, since I don't know anything about astronomy, but I do know that if China goes ahead with this, when they get to the moon, they're going to be really disappointed once they find out there's nothing to do there. It's basically just rocks and dirt up there.