Originally posted by Duchess64 http://thespacereview.com/article/2454/1
Jeff Foust comments on the many Western media sources prematurely
reporting (or even apparently celebrating) the demise of China's lunar
rover, Yutu (aka 'Jade Rabbit' ), a 'cute' lagomorphized robot.
I see a parallel between this current situation with Mars, and the situation with the Olympics. Both are stages for politicized international competitions that are much, much more salubrious to human welfare than the surrogate wars we have seen since WWII. Compared to the alternatives, it's acceptable.