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Old September 1 2013, 11:13 AM   #21
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Re: China to land rover on Moon by end of this year

China can put a man in space today and a rover on the moon by the end of the year.

USA can do neither (and, apparently, it won't even be able to put a man in space until the 2020 or so).
But americans keep invoking 50 year old achievements in order to convince themselves that they're not falling behind. I'm sure romans were also fond of invoking past greatness by year 450 or so.
"Let truth and falsehood grapple ... Truth is strong" - John Milton
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