It’s no secret that the United States has a long-running dream to establish a base on the moon. Thirty years ago, the CIA really thought it’d be cool—with one top official saying it’d be worth it “because everyone looks at the moon and will be constantly reminded that a US base is there.” Cool.
As China has grown in prosperity, it's felt the need to expand upon its space program, like all prosperous nations do. And like all prosperous nations, it's felt the need to send something to the moon. And now, it's sending its first lunar rover, which should send back some pretty neat pictures and science.
"Now, now I wanna be/On the edge of the land clawing out at the sea/And we could get acoustic guitars and play in the ruins of the world today."