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How China is getting set to build a moon base

Flush from the success of the world’s first rover mission to the moon’s far side, Chinese space officials said today that they’re planning robotic trips to the lunar south pole to prepare the way for a crewed moon base. The … Continue reading

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It’s a first! Chinese probe lands on moon’s far side

Official Chinese media confirmed that the nation’s robotic Chang’e-4 probe made the first-ever landing on the far side of the moon — but not before issuing, and then withdrawing, an initial set of announcements. The honest-to-goodness announcement came via several state-run media … Continue reading

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China sends out probe to moon’s far side

China’s space effort launched its most ambitious robotic lunar mission to date, taking aim at a crater near the south pole on the moon’s far side. The Chang’e-4 combination lander and rover were sent into space atop a Long March … Continue reading

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