The State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense introduces China's lunar probe at a press conference in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
The State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense introduces China's lunar probe at a press conference in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua

Why historic lunar mission is a daunting test for China's scientists

Scientists face a series of challenges as China's space programme takes a historic step

The State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense introduces China's lunar probe at a press conference in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
The State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense introduces China's lunar probe at a press conference in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
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