Jade Rabbit Tramples American Flag with Last Ounce of Strength

Sunday, February 9, 2014
Jade Rabbit

BEIJING — According to photographs released by the China National Space Administration, Chinese lunar rover Jade Rabbit succeeded in trampling one of the American flags left on the moon, shortly before it malfunctioned.

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China’s Lunar Rover Litters, Writes Name in Bay of Rainbows

Monday, December 16, 2013
Jade Rabbit

BEIJING — Just days after Jade Rabbit’s historic moon landing, incriminating photos have surfaced which show China’s rover littering and writing its name in the Bay of Rainbows, reigniting an old debate about the behavior of Chinese tourists abroad.

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China Declares Lunar Defense Obliteration Zone

Saturday, December 7, 2013
Lunar Defense Obliteration Zone

BEIJING — Following the successful launch of its first lunar rover, the Chinese government has declared a defensive zone extending vertically from China into space and encompassing the moon.

The Lunar Defense Obliteration Zone, according to newly appointed space minister Wu Houyi, “will protect China’s core interests and interplanetary sovereignty.” All foreign spacecraft, satellites, comets and space debris must notify China before passing through or into the zone.

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