CHINA: The Land That Failed to Fail...

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Washington Post—This paradox explains why China has not failed so far. Its system is both repressive and responsive.—SpaceX launches cargo, but fails to land rocket. SpaceX on Wednesday blasted off its unmanned Dragon cargo ship, loaded with supplies, science experiments and food for the astronauts living at the International Space Station but failed to successfully land its booster afterwards.

MIT Technology Review—China is about to land a spacecraft on the dark side of the moon. If successful, the Chang’e-4 will be the first lunar lander to touch the far side of Earth’s natural satellite.