Thursday, December 19, 2013

Chinese Lunar Defense Zone



Following the successful launch of its first lunar rover, the Chinese government has declared a defensive zone extending vertically from China into space and encompassing the moon. The Lunar Defense Obliteration Zone, according to newly appointed space minister Wu Houyi, “will protect China’s core interests and interplanetary sovereignty.” All foreign spacecraft, satellites, comets and space debris must notify China before passing through or into the zone.

Due to orbital complications, the boundaries of the LDOZ will shift daily in accordance with the position of the moon relative to its sovereign power. China’s Ministry of Space has issued diagrams of the shifting boundaries, dubbed “the lasso.”

Many countries have disputed China’s ability to establish such a zone, but Chinese officials are adamant about the country’s claim to Earth’s only natural satellite. “China’s historical ties to the moon date back at least five thousand years, perhaps more,” said Chen Guang, an official historian from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. “We made a whole calendar based on it for Christ’s sake.”

5 comments:

Race Bannon said...

Som Ting Wong

WoFat said...

I think we can agree that the Chinese have been looking at the moon longer than Americans.

Opus #6 said...

Sounds luney.

LL said...

The next think that I think we'll see is Iran claiming the moon when it's in its crescent phase because or the Islamic implications...

WoFat said...

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