Frau im Mond
I read this on the blog of the esteemed fpb: http://fpb.livejournal.com/409623.html
I had never even heard it, had any of you? And yet it is since 2007 that Germany had announced the establishment of a purely German space program, separate from the European space agency, and intended to go to the Moon. Now Peter Hintze, the German federal director of aerospace, has announced that Germany plans a mission to the Moon within ten years. One of the many ways in which the world media are corrupt is that they never pay any attention to news like this. There is a meme that Europe is lazy and declining, and that the future is in the Far East. Any news that contradict the meme simply are not publicized. And when German spacemen will in fact be walking on the Moon, everyone will be surprised, not knowing that the program had been widely announced.
(the news was reported by today's Italian Catholic newspaper L'Avvenire)
My comments: Space fans of the world, rejoice! It is not by coincidence that nearly all the major advances in rocketry in the Twentieth Century were performed by German rocket scientists.
As a newspaperman from way back, I am appalled by the state of the modern news media, and sad to hear that overseas it is as bad as here in the States, if not worse.