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Space mission leaves Euro trash on surface of Moon


What would you call a three year flight to the moon that ended in a planned crash into the surface of the moon? The European Space Agency is calling it a "smashing" success...


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Nothing could more clearly ... (Below threshold)

Nothing could more clearly illustrate the difference between the United States and Europe since WWII.

37 years ago, we not only managed to hit the moon, we did it several times with human beings who landed safely, walked around, rode a go-cart and hit golf balls, and then returned to Earth. Today, they consider it a great achievement to crash an unmanned craft there.

Nice going, Johann and Jacques!

Losers . . .

::-)

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Why isn't your main page loading?

I can only get to your site via a permalink.

Space mission leaves Eur... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

Space mission leaves Euro trash on surface of Moon

So that's what they did with Gary Glitter...

Guys, you're being idiots. ... (Below threshold)
Robin Goodfellow:

Guys, you're being idiots. The latest US lunar mission, Lunar Prospector, ended its mission in the same fashion (as did many other prior lunar missions).

37 years ago, we not onl... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

37 years ago, we not only managed to hit the moon, we did it several times with human beings who landed safely, walked around, rode a go-cart and hit golf balls, and then returned to Earth. Today, they consider it a great achievement to crash an unmanned craft there.

That wasn't SMART-1's mission. It's primary mission was to test it's Ion impulse drive, which worked, and to do extensive mapping of the moon, which it did. And Robin is right, we crashed many things on the moon in our time, primarily S-IVB rocket boosters from the Apollo days to test seismic activity on the moon.




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