The New Paper

December 3, 2020

China spacecraft lands on moon

China’s Chang’e 5 spacecraft successfully landed on the moon this week. The robotic spacecraft will aim to bring back rocks and other materials from the moon. If the mission succeeds, China will become the third nation in history to retrieve lunar samples (joining the US and the former Soviet Union) and the first to do so since the 1970s.

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