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Rabbit on the moon.


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Appropriate name for a probe - the Jade Rabbit legend goes back to the Han Dynasty. It even got mentioned just before the Apollo 11 landing (taken from the Apollo 11 voice transcripts)


 


Capcom (Ron Evans): "Among the large headlines concerning Apollo this morning, there's one asking that you watch for a lovely girl with a big rabbit. An ancient legend says a beautiful Chinese girl called Chang-o has been living there for 4,000 years. It seems she was banished to the moon because she stole the pill of immortality from her husband. You might also look for her companion, a large Chinese rabbit, who is easy to spot since he is always standing on his hind feet in the shade of a cinnamon tree. The name of the rabbit is not reported."

Buzz Aldrin: "Okay. We'll keep a close eye out for the bunny girl."


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