China Lands Spacecraft on ‘Dark’ Side of Moon in World First

"Building a space power is a dream that we persistently pursue," said Wu Weiren, the chief designer of the China Lunar Exploration Project.

In this image provided on Jan. 3, 2019, by China's Xinhua News Agency, a simulated landing process of Chang'e-4 lunar probe is seen through the monitor at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing. A Chinese spacecraft on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, made the first-ever landing on the far side of the moon, state media said.

By Published on January 3, 2019

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