Japan to the moon!


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The competition heats up: Japan’s space agency has announced plans to send an unmanned lander to the Moon, as early as 2018, as part of a longer range plan to explore Mars.

They also intend to use their new Epsilon rocket to launch it.

Gee, I wonder if the successful efforts of India and China to send probes to both the Moon and Mars had some influence on this decision.

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  • Edward

    > Gee, I wonder if the successful efforts of India and China to send probes to both the Moon and Mars had some influence on this decision.

    It looks like deep-space exploration has become the new space race. :-)

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