China has big plans for the moon and SpaceX has a new test vehicle. Oh, and things got weird with Russia.
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Links and Show NotesSupport Liftoff with a Relay FM MembershipWatch a Chinese probe land on the far side of the Moon - The VergeChina’s lunar lander successfully sprouts cotton on the Moon - The VergeChina unveils follow-up lunar exploration missions - Xinhua | English.news.cnThe new space race pits the U.S. against China. The U.S. is losing badly. - The Washington PostNASA delays SpaceX commercial crew test flight to February - SpaceNews.comThis is SpaceX’s very first human crew - YouTubeNASA's Johnson Space Center employees expected to protest government shutdown Tuesday - HoustonChronicle.comNASA rescinds invitation to Russian space agency chief to visit US after backlash | Pittsburgh Post-GazetteBridenstine and Rogozin speak by phone after canceled visit - SpaceNews.comSpaceX's 'Starship' Hopper Prototype Could Make 1st Test Flight in Weeks, Elon Musk SaysSpaceX Finishes Building 'Starship' Hopper Prototype (Photo)Susanne Auer ???????? on Twitter: ""How I look on Tinder vs Real Life" - #SpaceX Rocket Edition… "SpaceX to lay off 10% of its workforce - Los Angeles TimesEric Berger on Twitter: "Some notes regarding SpaceX cuts..."Rocket Report: Blue nears flight, India to double up, Musk’s Starship love | Ars Technica