BEIJING | China lands spacecraft on ‘dark’ side of moon in world first

3Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

BEIJING  — Jan 03, 2019—China’s burgeoning space program achieved a first on Thursday: a landing on the so-called dark side of the moon.

The United States, the then-Soviet Union and more recently China have all sent spacecraft to the near side of the moon, which faces Earth, but this is the first-ever landing on the other side.

The China National Space Administration said the 10:26 a.m.

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