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Chinese flag pictured on the moon | Boing Boing

China’s space program took significant leaps for mankind Thursday as it’s lunar lander, a component of the space vehicle the Chang’e 5, gathered rocks and left the moon to return to Earth. Before the ascent vehicle blasted off it snapped a image of the flag of China on the moon.Not only did Chinese technology need to be able to scoop rocks from the moon, put them into some kind of container and secure them for space travel, it needed to construct a device capable of erecting a flagpole to get a picture of it. Much like the supermarket checkout, we used to depend on a person to do things like that, i.e. 1969’s American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (Research cannot validate or deny that Armstrong or Aldrin ever worked as supermarket cashiers). Actually, the American flag was put directly into the moon ground.
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