The ‘looks-like-we’re-serious-about-space’ year end round up

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The year started out with China’s little Jade Rabbit rover capturing the world’s imagination as it fought valiantly for survival on the frigid surface of the moon. Now, as the days grow short we have an explosion of new space news… Here’s a quick recap of space-related happenings in the last month or so.

Chinese rocket launched to circle moon in preparation for 2017 moon landing…

http://www.space.com/27518-private-moon-mission-4m-luxspace.html

The ultimate drone? Secret spaceplane lands after 674 days in orbit…

http://www.iflscience.com/space/secret-air-force-spaceplane-lands-after-674-days-orbit

Virgin Galactic crash

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2826931/Space-pilot-came-way-gave-thumbs-say-m-OK.html

Philae probe lands on comet

http://www.space.com/24292-rosetta-spacecraft.html

Indian rocket reaches Mars

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/09/draft-indias-mom-spacecraft-arrive-mars/

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