Wednesday, 23rd April 2014

China's Chang'e-3 probe soft-lands on moon


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China's lunar probe Chang'e-3, with the country's first moon rover onboard, landed on the moon on Saturday night, marking the first time that China has sent a spacecraft to soft land on the surface of an extraterrestrial body.

Chang'e-5 is expected to be China's first lunar explorer to return to Earth.

The experimental spacecraft consist of the Chang'e-2 lunar orbiter base structure as well as the return capsule that will be used by the Chang'e-5, said Hu Hao, chief designer of the lunar exploration program's third phase and a deputy to the National People's Congress. Beijing (Xinhua)


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