China’s Moon Probe Chang’e I Launched

Just watched the real time broadcast in our office.

China’s first Moon Probe was launched. It should arrive Moon very soon.

The time was 18:05.

Now it is on the way – good luck and have a good trip to the Moon!

About Chang’e

Chang’e is not word “change”. Let me explain how you should pronounce it.

Chang should be pronounced like ch-ong, with Ch pronounced as “ch” in “children”. “ang” should be pronounced as “ong” in “long”.

The letter “e” should be pronounced as the “ear” part of “earth”.

Chang-e is also called the Moon Lady. In the old story, Chang-e lived on earth and then she flied to the moon and lived there with her small rabbit.

The Illustration

Here is the illustration of the probe course on Sohu.com.

6 Comments

  1. I’d really like to spend some time on the sohu website reading, but i can’t take their loud music and effects! It seems like it would be so easy to add a volume control or at least a mute button….

  2. we watched its blastoff in the office, too. haha. it was like the only show for ‘hard-workers’ around that time.

  3. It must be a great day for chinese people.

  4. Yahoo ! and just to be a real pain in the ass, lets remove that American flag from that piece of green cheese ! heh heh.

  5. Yahoo ! and just to be a real pain in the ass, lets remove that American flag from that piece of green cheese ! heh heh.

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