“That’s one small step for a rabbit”.
Yesterday, ‘Jade Rabbit’ landed on the Moon and continued the Skyfall and CGI theme as the Chinese space agency supplied the world with a CGI feed of the landing and China added its flag to the moon’s surface.
And ‘The Change’ has landed, as the Chang’e lander grounded itself. Chang’e is a Chinese goddess of the Moon which brings to mind another Moon goddess, Hecate. And strangely, we will have a Rover who is a Rabbit. It also seemed appropriate that Jade Rabbit is also known as Yutu, or is it You Tube and that it was launched by a rocket known as the Long March, or Star Trek – ‘The Final Front Ear’.
“China successfully carried out the world’s first soft landing of a space probe on the moon in nearly four decades, the country’s state media announced on Saturday. The touchdown of the unmanned Chang’e 3 lander is the latest mission in the country’s ambitious space programme, which is intended to put a Chinese astronaut on the moon early next decade.
The lander – named after a Chinese goddess of the moon – carried a six-wheeled moon-rover called Yutu, or Jade Rabbit, to its landing spot on a flat plain known as the Sinus Iridum, or Bay of Rainbows, after hovering over the surface for several minutes before selecting the best available landing spot.”
Jade Rabbit also continues the Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat theme as it lands in the ‘Sinus’ or ‘The Bay of Rainbows’ on the anniversary of Sandy Hook – SH. I was thinking the ears were missing but of course Jade Rabbit has Big Ears.
But Jade Rabbit is not the first rabbit to have landed on the moon, as Bugs Bunny was sent to the moon in 1948 in ‘Haredevil Hare’ or Ha-Ha.
First, ‘The Eagle Has Landed’ and now ‘The Rabbit Has Landed’. “Above Us Only Sky” ?