Red Moon

One place where there is no parking regulation is the Moon. There are currently three vehicles that are in long-term parking, with no real plans to move them. It’s just that there are no wardens or clampers to bother them. And even if they were clamped, it will be a long time before someone is there to complain about it.

There will soon be a fourth lunar vehicle. The Chinese have plans to put a rover on the Moon in 2012. It’s quite a bit bigger than NASA’s Mars rovers, but basically does the same stuff. And unlike the parked NASA vehicles already on the lunar surface, it has no seats.

If you want to keep up with what the Chinese are doing (to the extent that they are willing to reveal it), their equivalent of NASA has a version of its website in English.

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One Response to Red Moon

  1. Michael says:

    Do you suppose the astronauts left the keys in the ignition when they left?

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