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Old 01-04-2019, 10:52 PM
 
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On state owned TV, nothing much to confirm or reject it was real or fake, because China has an official position: that was a result of competition between US and USSR, and China will not get involved in the matter. China can do a lot today on moon exploration, but found many difficulties with today's technology. It appears the host and expert guests were familiar with internet doubters points: waved flag in absence of air, no moisture yet produced a fine footprint ...

I think one day China may demonstrate what it takes for itself to do something like that, the size of rocket, technical details etc., but never will challenge American achievement half century ago.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMPdG552lCE&t=1614s
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Old 01-05-2019, 09:13 AM
 
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What's the point of posting a video that most people can't understand since it's in Chinese?
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Old 01-05-2019, 04:30 PM
 
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Jeez, doesn't anyone remember that the flag they took up there had a rod in it to hold it out?
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Old 01-07-2019, 03:33 PM
 
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Those flags got knocked about quite a bit during the lift-off. Do you suppose any are still standing and/or haven't been bleached white by UV radiation?
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Old 01-07-2019, 05:01 PM
 
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no moisture yet produced a fine footprint
This is a silly statement. The OP obviously does not know what type of footprint is left behind in fine dust. Moisture has nothing to do with it. When I was growing up the street next to us was dirt. In the middle of August the ground up dirt (from being driven on) was very fine and dry. Step on a deep portion barefoot and you would leave a very detailed imprint. It would stay there until disturbed.
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Old 01-08-2019, 05:03 PM
 
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This is a silly statement. The OP obviously does not know what type of footprint is left behind in fine dust. Moisture has nothing to do with it. When I was growing up the street next to us was dirt. In the middle of August the ground up dirt (from being driven on) was very fine and dry. Step on a deep portion barefoot and you would leave a very detailed imprint. It would stay there until disturbed.
Also, it’s not sand in the same sense of sand you find on the beach here.

Lunar regolith (the layer of powder sediment covering the more solid rocks beneath) when looked at under a microscope is very jagged and sharp because it doesn’t get weathered like sand here on Earth does. Because of the jagged nature of the particles, they “grip” together very easily and can hold shapes.

When viewed under a microscope, regolith lookes like tiny shards. Sand looks like tiny rocks, smooth in shape.
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:45 PM
 
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I can’t wait until someone finally goes to the moon and shows the US flag up there.
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:06 PM
 
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I can’t wait until someone finally goes to the moon and shows the US flag up there.
IMO, I doubt that will be any time soon, if ever. I would suspect future missions will be elsewhere. I'd also guess, the flags are probably like white sheets by now. They have been seen by orbiting probes, but only the shadows ((as specks) of them showing they're still there and still standing.
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:41 AM
 
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NASA's reaction to China's moon landing was something like, "Congratulations. Let's collaborate in the future." It's not the reaction I was hoping for. I was hoping for another space race.
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:46 PM
 
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While it’s definitely an impressive feat in and out of itself, China still has a long way to go before it can match NASA, Roscosmos and the ESA. They’ve had a massive head start.
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