Monday, March 02, 2009

Aerospace: Chinese probe lands on moon

China says its first lunar probe has landed on the moon, marking a significant step forward in its space exploration program.

The state-run Xinhua news agency says the satellite hit the lunar surface Sunday, ending a 16-month mission through space.

The landing was the first step in China's plans to land a vehicle on the moon to collect mineral samples in 2012.
Published by Mike Hitchen, Mike Hitchen Consulting
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