Tuesday, November 4, 2008
20081104.1500 Indian Robots on the Moon
So it would appear that the Chandrayaan-1 is well on it's way.
What is the sudden new fascination with the Moon? Did the leaders of the world all read The Moon is a Harsh Mistress this summer and finally realize that whomsoever sets up a rock-thrower on the moon first will rule the earth?
One has to wonder. US$80Million feeds a lot of starving people in India. I'm the first person to say that space research is the noblest calling of science today - but it is sort of weird, this new China/India space-race. Most of all because we're also in it and not making a lot of progress.