The LaRouche Plan
The Basement Project
The first joint meeting of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) National Space Science Center took place Feb. 25-26 in Chengdu, to plan a joint scientific space mission. Proposals were presented separately by scientists from China and from Europe, covering virtually every aspect of space astronomy, solar physics, and space and fundamental physics.
Chinese media have reported that mission control has been able to receive signals from Yutu, after a tense few days when the rover was not sending any telemetry.
Chinese media have reported that the lunar rover, Yutu, has been experiencing problems, apparently having to do with its solar panels. Nearing the end of the two-week lunar day, space officials initially reported two days ago that there was a "control abnormality," indicating it was not following commands from Earth.
Astrochemist Ouyang Ziyuan, generally recognized as the father of the Chinese Lunar Program, was interviewed on December 31, 2013 in the Yangcheng Evening Post. He was asked how he evaluated the significance of the latest Chang'3 mission.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences has posted on its website data collected by the Yutu lunar rover and lander, which was obtained at the end of December, before the two-week hibernation for the lunar night. Both the lander and rover awoke three days ago to continue their scientific investigations.
During this past week, I took the occasion to present a long-standing, personal conviction respecting the meaning of science. I argued, as I presented the case to some relevant associates, that the time has come to throw archaic truisms respecting science to the proverbial winds.
On Feb. 6 and 7, the European Space Agency will host the first meeting in Darmstadt, Germany of the Space Mission Advisory and Planning Group...
"Over the past decade, through these rovers, our species has gone to work on Mars. And now, a generation has grown up with these rovers and have [sic] been inspired by them. So in addition to being earthlings, because of these rovers we have become martians, too, dual citizens, if you will. We now live in a larger world, a world that extends beyond our own home planet.
Helga Zepp-LaRouche wrote the following article which appears as the lead of German weekly newspaper Neue Solidarität, which has been translated by EIR for its Jan. 24, 2014 issue.