BEIJING  | Experts: China far side lunar mission potentially historic

22May - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



BEIJING  | Experts: China far side lunar mission potentially historic

BEIJING  — Experts say China’s ambition to soft-land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon later this year faces considerable challenges but if successful, would put its space program in the forefront of one of the most important areas of lunar exploration.

China hopes to be the first country to complete such a landing. On Monday, it launched a relay satellite to facilitate communication between controllers on Earth and the upcoming Chang’e 4 mission.

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