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Meanwhile...On the Dark Side of the Moon

Gabriel Perez

Posted on January 4, 2019 15:24

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While we Americans bicker and shut down our government, China creates history.

Once upon a time there was a pioneering spirit across the land. It was a spirit fueled by curiosity. People wanted to see what was over that hill, what was beyond that lake, what was taking place just over the horizon. As answers came, so did satisfaction, which logically should've put an end to it, but then people looked up and saw the stars. Once that happened then it was just a matter of technology catching up with people's imagination.

America got there first and showed everyone that dreams can come true. We walked on the moon and planted a flag there. This is something to be proud of, not something to shy away from. Today's movie makers don't seem to get that as they do their best to recreate that amazing moment but omit that very important element of the entire mission (First Man movie controversy). Putting all that aside, however, there's something deeper at work here. There's this sense that somehow America has slipped into second place when it comes to spearheading endeavors and groundbreaking ventures.

Could it be because America is divided now? Are we too busy eye-balling each other and making sure everyone is politically correct to focus? Can we get any work done like this? Yesterday, for example, our 116th Congress officially convened. On the same day Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib declared 'that the newly installed Democratic majority in the House will "go in there and impeach the motherf---er," breaking with party leaders and stirring controversy just hours after officially taking office.

Somehow this doesn't give the sense of being united or of looking towards the horizon filled with hope and anticipation of endless possibilities, like America used to do in the past. Instead, it seems to fill the country with further thoughts of division. 

You know who doesn't seem to have that problem? You guessed it. China.

It's a sad day when America has to take lessons from a communist nation like China. The following information should read America, not China, but it doesn't.

A Chinese spacecraft called Chang'e 4 has successfully made the first landing on the far side of the moon.
The lunar explorer touched down at 10.26am (2.26am GMT) local time in the Aitken basin's Von Karman crater.
The explorer then released a rover, Yutu-2, which rolled out onto the lunar surface down a ramp. 
The mission communicates with Earth via a relay satellite known as the Queqiao which launched in May. 
Moon's Von Karman crater is at its south pole and is 1,600 miles across and eight miles deep. 

The Chinese are proud of their accomplishments and they should be. We Americans should see this as a wake up call...but will that happen?

The Chinese want to build a base on the moon also. It's interesting that we are not being invited to build with them. They probably want to build a base free of bickering and division.

We Americans can't really blame them, can we?

Gabriel Perez

Posted on January 4, 2019 15:24

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Source: Daily Mail

China's Chang'e-4 spacecraft has landed on the dark side of the moon, according to state media. Soon after touching down,...

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