On Dec. 17 at 1:59 a.m. (Beijing Time), China’s Chang’e 5 spacecraft successfully returned to earth and landed in Siziwang Banner in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
China has successfully unfurled its national flag on the lunar surface with the moon landing of the Chang’e 5 space probe.
China’s Chang’e 5 spacecraft, named after a moon goddess in Chinese mythology, successfully touched down at 11:11 p.m. BJT, Dec.1 (10:11 a.m. EST). The Chang’e 5 mission is the country’s first attempt at a sample-return mission.
After a successful excursion to the far side of the moon, China is now planning to send a probe to Mars next year. It has plans of landing a rover on the red planet.
Could the absence of one person lag China’s progress to reach the moon? According to a story posted by Zhang Xiaoping, he shoulders a crucial role for China’s moon project and his departure could drag behind the country’s plan to reach the moon. Yet such a person still cannot make ends meet.