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[ba-unrev-talk] A mission to the moon

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1997000/1997747.stm    (01)

"China says it is planning to establish a base on the Moon to exploit its 
mineral resources.
Beijing has not yet put a human into space, but scientists say they expect 
to do so within three years and they have outlined an ambitious programme 
for the future.
A chief scientist with China's Moon exploration programme, Ouyang Ziyuan, 
said that the country was planning to launch its first mission to the Moon 
in 2010.
He reportedly told the Beijing Morning Post: "Our long-term goal is to set 
up a base on the Moon and mine its riches for the benefit of humanity."    (02)