Tant Pis - MrPutter: doing things the hard way, because it is there.
Moi, aussi, je suis déçu.La Chine renonce la lune
And in other news, I totally managed to miss the fact that this journal hit it's 5th
birthday last week. Five years of my inane rambling. Wow. Happy belated birthday."So just, like, imagine that, like, every star out there is, like, just an atom, then the whole UNIVERSE, cat, is just, like, this one giant organism and we're just, like, little viruses 'n shit..."
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hahaha. amazing captioning :]
This article was really an excuse to use this picture, wasn't it? Although Babelfish's website translation service is now blocked too. 5 days and the lunacy ends. Can hardly wait.
Happy birthday, Sean's Livejournal!
> Babelfish's website translation service is now blocked
Wasn't it always?
Anyway, no. That picture has been in my queue for at least 3 or 4 months now (the average length of time between a picture entering the queue and it making it to the top). A few more days wouldn't have hurt it. On occasion I will promote a picture from the middle of the queue because it happens to fit the post, but that happens rarely, and this wasn't one of those times.
Although now that I think about it, there is a thematic link between the picture and the article, that is purely accidental.
And for the record:
SPACE: The Lunar Missions... China Gives Up on the Moon
China, which had intended to send a manned mission to the Moon, has given up on the idea.
On the one hand, the costs of such a project were deemed too large, while on the other, the technology required to launch still remains too far out of reach for the mission to be currently feasible. There are many years to go before this goal can be reached. China has still not given up on its intention to send a probe in 2006 and a lander in 2010 that could bring back samples from the lunar soil.
NASA is also planning future manned missions no earlier than 2020.
It will finally, then, fall to the Russians to be the first to walk on the satellite, with their first mission in 2018.
(more to come... but I am disappointed)