Lift-off for a rocket carrying the Queqiao relay satellite, which played a critical role in Chang’e 4’s historic soft landing on the moon’s dark side on January 3. Photo: AFPLift-off for a rocket carrying the Queqiao relay satellite, which played a critical role in Chang’e 4’s historic soft landing on the moon’s dark side on January 3. Photo: AFP
Lift-off for a rocket carrying the Queqiao relay satellite, which played a critical role in Chang’e 4’s historic soft landing on the moon’s dark side on January 3. Photo: AFP

Nasa wanted to use China’s spacecraft to plan a new American moon mission, top Chinese scientist says

  • US space scientists had asked permission to borrow China’s Chang’e 4 spacecraft and relay satellite to plan a mission to the far side of the moon
  • Nasa scientists made the request at an international conference a few years ago, Wu Weiren said

Topic |   China science
Lift-off for a rocket carrying the Queqiao relay satellite, which played a critical role in Chang’e 4’s historic soft landing on the moon’s dark side on January 3. Photo: AFPLift-off for a rocket carrying the Queqiao relay satellite, which played a critical role in Chang’e 4’s historic soft landing on the moon’s dark side on January 3. Photo: AFP
Lift-off for a rocket carrying the Queqiao relay satellite, which played a critical role in Chang’e 4’s historic soft landing on the moon’s dark side on January 3. Photo: AFP
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