December 16, 2013
Lunar Exploration Begins For China
China has announced the successful soft landing of its Chang’e 3 spacecraft—the first since 1976. China is only the third country ever in the world to have completed such a landing. However, the country say’s they’re willing to share. One Chinese news agency reported that they will “share the achievement of its lunar exploration with the whole world and use them to benefit humanity. “ Named after the Chinese moon goddess, Chang’e will release its Yutu rover, which will spend about 3 months cruising around the lunar surface in an effort to find natural resources.
[ Read the Article: China’s Lander Has Lunar Touchdown, First Landing In Nearly 40 Years ]