A rocket carrying the Chang’e 5 spacecraft blasts off from southern China’s Hainan province on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua A rocket carrying the Chang’e 5 spacecraft blasts off from southern China’s Hainan province on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
A rocket carrying the Chang’e 5 spacecraft blasts off from southern China’s Hainan province on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
Space

How China’s Chang’e 5 could take giant leap for world’s space missions

  • Other countries may learn from its sampling of lunar rocks and soil for their own space programmes, including Mars exploration
  • The mission, using tools designed in Hong Kong, is the first attempt by any country to collect lunar samples in more than 40 years

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A rocket carrying the Chang’e 5 spacecraft blasts off from southern China’s Hainan province on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua A rocket carrying the Chang’e 5 spacecraft blasts off from southern China’s Hainan province on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
A rocket carrying the Chang’e 5 spacecraft blasts off from southern China’s Hainan province on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
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