Earlier this evening, 21 December 2015, Elon Musk’s Space X rocket company successfully launched an orbital rocket into space and successfully landed the rocket back on Earth. This is a huge step for humanity, as it a stepping stone for a bigger mission, taking man to Mars.
Space X ran a live webcast. The pre-launch show covered aspects of the rocket, the launch and landing, as well as the mission objectives (deploying comm sats into space). The launch itself was exciting. Space X employees and guest cheered loudly for each successful benchmark of the mission. Upon the landing of the rocket, the crowd erupted in a proud-continuous chant “U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A”.
Proud to be human, proud to be American.
Needless to say, the internet went wild. Post started firing off as fast as a Space X rocket. However, noticeably absent from the space festivities were the Russians.
Sputnik, so aptly named to show off Russian space achievements has yet to check in, as of 22:54 EST.
RT, formerly known as Russia Today, has a tactical function to break news on national events that make the US and the West to appear weak and chaotic. They aren’t bad either, their ability to access news moments from breaking is almost as good as TRASOG’s.
So what news did RT break instead?
So, it’s quite surprising to see Russian media pipe up. After all, this is probably the biggest scientific achievement of 2015.
Even the Chinese gave a quick acknowledgement, despite their spin.
The Iranians also acknowledged such a feat, probably because they’ve been testing missiles of their own lately.
Almost two hours after success and the internet rush, RT limped into Facebook with a headline draped in speculation, camouflaging Musk’s success, taking the same paces as Xinhua.
But it’s okay, RT and Sputnik, Voice of America’s Facebook has been quiet too. Then again VOA isn’t competing for the Breaking News Championship Title.
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