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    Default China lands on dark side of the moon ot

    They're sure catching up fast.

    Pink Floyd comes to mind.

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    The backside of the moon.
    Of course, it's not really dark. I suspect Gilmour and Waters knew that.

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    Work hard play hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dedave View Post
    They're sure catching up fast.

    Pink Floyd comes to mind.
    They plan to use the moon to dispose of all the lathes and mills that aren't even good enough to sell at Horrible Freight in one or more of the craters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggie_obe View Post
    They plan to use the moon to dispose of all the lathes and mills that aren't even good enough to sell at Horrible Freight in one or more of the craters.
    Do you mean the ones that people can't afford to actually pay for high quality so they complain about the low quality which is all they can afford?
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    The first thing that occurred to me is how do they expect to communicate with it ? Surely the thing can't be programed to do the whole job and take off and fly back around to the front side.
    ...lew...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew Hartswick View Post
    The first thing that occurred to me is how do they expect to communicate with it ? Surely the thing can't be programed to do the whole job and take off and fly back around to the front side.
    ...lew...
    The explorer could have released/positioned several small relay satellites to provide RF communication behind the moon before landing on the moon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
    The explorer could have released/positioned several small relay satellites to provide RF communication behind the moon before landing on the moon.
    Most likely did
    Forty plus years and I still have ten toes, ten fingers and both eyes. I must be doing something right.

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    "A significant challenge faced by the Chinese team was the inability to communicate directly with the spacecraft. Signals to and from the rover are being relayed through a satellite called Queqiao (Magpie Bridge). Queqiao is in a “halo orbit” on the other side of the moon, from where it can communicate with both Chang’e and the Earth."

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    Wonder if they found a "kilroy was here" graffiti scratched on a moon rock

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