There is a very beautiful card in a fun Facebook page mapping. It shows all the countries of the world, with a two-tone button below. Red means “The countries with the moon on the flag.” There are thirteen of them. “Country with the flag on the moon” means blue There is only one: the United States. It ‘hard not to get too, when a patriotic thrill of never technically zuzutraf. The United States is certainly the first and only country whose flag planted on the moon by human hands. But the Soviet Union ever was the first to get his coat of arms on the lunar surface, when the Lunik crashed two bump on the moon in 1959, he brings a coin emblazoned with the Soviet flag. It took the United States until 1964 to duplicate this result, then Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev could not resist the tweak behind the curve Americans as they fight to catch. “The Soviet pennant on the moon has been waiting for a long time an American flag,” he said to much laughter. “It starts to be alone.” Ultimately, he had Soviet pennant lots to do more than what may be desired. Both the Soviet Union and the United States managed spacecraft soft land on the Moon, but it beat the United States with its astronauts. In 2008, India has joined the metal-on-the-moon Club, an impactor surface of its submission Chandrayaan-1 orbiter. China followed in 2013 with his smooth landing Chang’e 3 lander and rover. And now, a new year in the first week, Beijing first moved by a genuine area, setting its Chang’e-4 Lander and Rover on the other side of the moon for a place he had never touched no car and no camera had ever photographed close . The performance has to do something, to request that a satellite relay communications wonderfully named Queqiao or Magpie Bridge is set in lunar orbit before, since no direct communication with the Earth by mass intervening moon is still possible, and ‘difficult, the importance of the mission, überzuzubewerten both the reputation of China as a space power and the exploration progress itself. But this did not stop at least one academic to try. “This shows the space mission that China has reached the level of advanced world-class deep space exploration,” Zhua Menghua, Professor of Science and Technology Macau University, told the New York Times. “We Chinese have done something that Americans did not dare to try.” America has never actually landed on the other side of the moon, but it lacks the boldness was not the reason, a request that is particularly difficult to get in the same week Ultima Thule reconnaissance probe New Horizons, NASA claims that at 4000000000 miles away, the more distant the object of a ground spacecraft has ever visited. The moon as the day Chang’e-4 landed, is about 246,400 miles away, or 0,00,616 thousand% of New Horizon actual distance. However, China leg and China can and must remain like it or not, we should celebrate what they have done. The non-US-joking when he sent the crew of Apollo 11 on the moon for the first moon landing with a plaque that read, in part, “We came in peace for all mankind.” Yes, I planted the crew of an American flag, and yes, the astronauts had the same flag on the shoulders of their spacesuits. But the world has the United States to his word and greeted the American power than what it was: a human power. Before the landing of Apollo 11, which is reflected White House speeches William Safire, this idea in a moving speech he wrote that President Nixon would have delivered to the nation when moonwalkers Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were stranded on the surface, so that Michael Collins , which was to hold in the moon station, come home alone. “They will be crying by people around the world,” he said Nixon. “They will be mourned by a Mother Earth that could send two of his sons into the unknown.” Today, China is in the best position, to his sons and daughters of the country in the same unknown moon, a goal to send wants the late 2020 years and reach the full 7.5 billion of us responsible, if it is the case. The Chinese border is largely focused on the way monoman Beijing pursue all its major projects, such as the Olympic Games in 2008, the sprawling rail and subway network in the country and the belt and the streets global initiative. A top-down system, which exercises full control over all aspects of the economy and society can safely of his great works. “The odds are the transmission of the next item from the moon high in Mandarin,” said Joan Johnson-Freese, a professor at the US Naval War College, on CNN Thursday. But China owes much to be Russian and the American uselessness. Moscow new Vostochny cosmodrome was delayed for a number of reasons, including the means to keep disappearing into the pockets of corrupt officials, and the general mood of low pay and even completely unpaid-construction crews. The American political dysfunction has long been hampered NASA with every president since Ronald Reagan the policy of his predecessors to do a sharp turn, leading to ever-changing objectives for exploration of the International Space Station manned-moon, for a redirect asteroid mission to Mars and back of the moon. And then of course there is the current chatter of a space force that no one inside or outside of Washington can explain all or justify. Paradoxically, however, the Americans and Russians effective abdication of lunar hills could also work to China’s disadvantage. It was to be the US-Soviet competition before warm white moon that two countries have contributed to the space program in 1960 to maintain, as a critic, the risks and costs questioned. With China’s economic growth is slowing and no such international cinema over competitors, could trouble Beijing have their own space to justify the targets especially when the country is facing a tragedy like accidents that the lives of the astronauts’ Apollo 1 in 1967 and the Soyuz 1 and Soyuz 11 cosmonauts claimed in the years 1967 and 1971, respectively ,. once again, especially with the private players, such as Elon Musk of SpaceX and Jeff Bezos Blue Origin now recently in the mix at the same time, the success of China’s exactly what we want could rekindle some of the old new, spirit American competitive for focus room. ambitious entrepreneurs may not have the money printing resources have a government, but they are generally not limp or through government bureaucracy or electoral politics. Either way, the moon is the remains of destination and seduction. China has dramatically dropped its charm, and if you have any sense of adventure at all, it’s hard not to fall for the last little ‘moon nature of the country and for the more sophisticated biggest turn, that can follow. human on the moon boots are better, that comes as no boots, no matter the flag for the race.