Saturday, 14 December 2013

China Has Landed Her First Moon Rover

The Soviet Union first crashed a probe onto Moon in 1959. It was also USSR which successfully returned lunar soil sample in 1970. The first human landing on the Moon was done by Neil Armstrong on Apollo 11 on 20 July 1969.

The Chinese lunar orbiter Chang'e 1 executed a controlled crash onto the surface of the Moon on 1 March 2009. Chang'e 2 was launched in early October 2010 as a long-term mission with a lunar objective without landing. Today marks the success of soft landing of Chang'e 3 and successful launch of its rover.

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