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China lunar rover successfully touches down on far side of the moon [Copy link] 中文

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  • The soft landing by Chang’e 4 marks the start of a historic survey of a lunar region that has never been explored.  The lunar craft, which carries a rover, landed at around 10.30am local time.
  • The Chang’e 4 mission marks the world’s first expedition to a lunar region that never faces the Earth. All lunar landing probes to date travelled only to the near side, since it is easier to establish and maintain direct radio communication with the entire near side of the moon.
  • In addition to home-grown scientific equipment, the Chang’e 4 mission also involves four scientific payloads developed by scientists from the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Saudi Arabia.
  • The lunar lander and rover spacecraft completed the world’s first soft-landing on the uncharted far side at 10.26am Hong Kong time, near the moon’s south pole, before taking the first photograph of that part of the moon.


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Post time 2019-1-3 17:29:38 |Display all floors
Fabulous! A great achievement. The Chinese should rightly be proud of the achievments of their scientists and engineers.
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Post time 2019-1-4 12:56:15 |Display all floors
Whatever the Americans can do, the Chinese can do too!  Well done China!  Jia you!

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It's WOW!

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Post time 2019-1-4 18:11:46 |Display all floors
Has it been tried before

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Post time 2019-1-5 13:44:15 |Display all floors
MikeBasset Post time: 2019-1-4 18:11
Has it been tried before

Good question indeed...

  Talk is that their boots set down on the side facing us...
Problem is that folks got their doubts regarding Apollo 11 first manned mission to land on the Moon, on 20 July 1969.

    They claim six manned U.S. landings between 1969 and 1972...

After that the big silence...
   Small wonder they never even tried the far side...

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