Tuesday / 8 July 2014

China Moon Plans Hint At Human Circumlunar Mission


Speculation Arising That China Human Lunar Mission Plans More Ambitious Than Previously Known; Morris Jones Notes That Low-Key Discussions About Mission, Lack Of Mission Name, Participation Of A Separate Branch Of Space Program (Presumably Astronaut Program) Indicate Possibility Of Ulterior Mission Motive; Most Glaring Evidence Is Photo Showing Return Probe Is Scaled Copy Of Bell-Shaped Shenzhou Descent Module; Late 2014 Mission Has Been Announced As Precursor To Chang’e-5 Sample Return, Both Crafts Will Reenter Earth Atmosphere At ~40,230km/hr

Image Credit: CNSA, CASC