On January 3, 2019, China’s Chang’e 4 lunar probe took this image of its rover Yutu 2, also known as Jade Rabbit, on the previously uncharted far side of the moon. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese lunar ambitions soar 50 years after moon landing

  • As world remembers Neil Armstrong’s historic small step, Chinese scientists outline great leap for their space programme
Topic |   China science

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On January 3, 2019, China’s Chang’e 4 lunar probe took this image of its rover Yutu 2, also known as Jade Rabbit, on the previously uncharted far side of the moon. Photo: Xinhua
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Astronaut Michael Collins (right) walks with Nasa’s Kennedy Space Centre director Robert Cabana at Launch Pad 39A on the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Apollo 11 mission in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Tuesday. Photto: Nasa via Reuters

Apollo 11 veteran Michael Collins returns to launch site to celebrate 50th anniversary of moon mission

  • ‘We felt the weight of the world on our shoulders,’ command module pilot says at Kennedy Space Centre
Topic |   Space

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Astronaut Michael Collins (right) walks with Nasa’s Kennedy Space Centre director Robert Cabana at Launch Pad 39A on the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Apollo 11 mission in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Tuesday. Photto: Nasa via Reuters
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