torsdag 17. desember 2020

China brings moon rocks back to Earth in a first for the country as space race with U.S. heats up

China’s moon mission has come to an end with its spacecraft returning back to Earth with lunar samples, a first for the country. Around 2:00 a.m. Beijing time on Thursday, the Chang’e 5 re-entry capsule carrying the moon rocks landed safely in Inner Mongolia, in the north of the country. China is only the third country in the world to retrieve lunar samples after the efforts by the U.S. in the 1960s and the Soviet Union in the 1970s.