China launches pioneering mission to far side of moon

Credit: Deseret News- Published on December 8, 2018
China launched a ground-breaking mission Saturday to land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon,...
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Published on December 7, 2018 -  00:40
China Is About To Launch The First Robots To The Far Side Of The Moon
China is about to make space exploration history. Around 1:30 p.m. EST, the country's space agency is launching a lunar-landing mission to the moon's far side, which is hidden from Earth's view. The mission seeks to gently touch the spacecraft down on the surface — a feat that no country has ever attempted. The Chinese moon mission is called Chang'e-4. The mission's rover and lander could take unprecedented measurements of the rocks and lunar soil on the moon's far side.

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