China Embarks on World-First Mission to Collect Samples from Far Side of Moon Written 3 May 2024


Chang'e 5/6 Lander and Ascender | Credit: China News Service; Wikipedia; CC BY 3.0

The Washington Post reports, “China on Friday embarked on one of its most ambitious space missions yet: the launch of a probe to retrieve samples from the far side of the moon and bring them back to Earth within two months. If successful, it would be a first, for any country.”
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