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I love China's naming scheme for their space program.

The lander (first probe to ever land on the far side of the moon) is named 嫦娥 Chang'e, after the moon goddess.

The orbiting comms relay, which is needed to bounce signals between Earth and the far side of the moon, is named 鹊桥 queqiao, "magpie bridge", after the magpies that form a bridge across the milky way once a year in order for the Weaver and Cowherd to visit each other (as in the Tanabata festival)

@nindokag I agree, though I think there isn't enough Chinese cosmic mythologies to keep this up.

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