Tuesday, January 14, 2014

China's Moon Rover and Lander Spotted by NASA Spacecraft

For the first time in 40 years, after the Soviet Union's rover finally gave up in 1973, humanity once again has a rover exploring the surface of the moon. Coming to a surprise to me, this rover isn't Russian or American. The first country to perform a landing on the moon in 40 years is China. China's Chang'e 3 mission lifted off December 1, 2013 and landed on the surface of the moon on December 14. It was quite a soft landing, which is why it is noted. All other landings since the one in 1973 were very hard landings. Soft landings are much harder to pull off. This success shows that China should not be doubted with when it comes to space exploration

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