A computer-generated impression of Chang’e 4, which closed in on the moon’s far side on Sunday. Photo: Weibo

China’s Chang’e 4 spacecraft to try historic landing on far side of moon ‘between January 1 and 3’

  • Smithsonian Institution in the US estimates time of world’s first attempt to soft-land on the moon’s lesser-known side
  • Ground control in Beijing adjusts probe’s orbit and tests rover’s capabilities before the landing, Chinese space administration says
Topic |   China science

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A computer-generated impression of Chang’e 4, which closed in on the moon’s far side on Sunday. Photo: Weibo
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