An update on China’s Chang’e-4 lunar lander


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Link here. Chang’e-4 is set to land on the far side of the Moon, sometime in December. The article provides some additional details, including information about the likely landing site in Von Kármán crater. It also notes that there are three launches planned at the spaceport prior to the December launch, and that any issue on any of those launches could delay Chang’e-4’s lift-off. .

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  • Col Beausabre

    Theodore Van Karman was a distinguished scientist who worked at GALCIT and was a founder of JPL

    “(11 May 1881 – 6 May 1963) was a Hungarian-American mathematician, aerospace engineer, and physicist who was active primarily in the fields of aeronautics and astronautics. He is responsible for many key advances in aerodynamics, notably his work on supersonic and hypersonic airflow characterization. He is regarded as the outstanding aerodynamic theoretician of the twentieth century. According to György Marx he was one of The Martians.”

    He also has a crater on Mars named for him.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_von_K%C3%A1rm%C3%A1n

    “The Martians”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Martians_(scientists)

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