onsdag 26. juni 2024

How China Conquered the Dark Side of the Moon

China’s Chang’e-6 lunar probe has made history by returning to Earth with the first samples collected from the far side of the Moon — a groundbreaking feat that marks a new step forward for the country’s space program.

The spacecraft’s returner module touched downat the Siziwang Banner Landing Site in northern China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region at 2:07 p.m. on Tuesday, delivering its precious cargo of around 2,000 grams of soil samples from the Moon’s dark side, China’s National Space Administration announced.