Friday, July 07, 2006

Lunar Hits

China's Moon Probe will broadcast music

China announced that its lunar orbiter, Chang'e, will broadcast Chinese music while it is orbiting the moon. The spacecraft, planned for 2007 launch, will take 3D pictures of the lunar surface and analyze the lunar soil. The $170-million probe will also broadcast music - ranging from Chinese folk songs to Hong Kong pop - to increase public awareness to the Sino space program.

The lunar craft was named after the legendary Chinese goddess who flew to the moon.

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