The Chang’e 5 lunar probe, carried by a Long March rocket, before take-off on its way to the moon. Photo: Reuters The Chang’e 5 lunar probe, carried by a Long March rocket, before take-off on its way to the moon. Photo: Reuters
The Chang’e 5 lunar probe, carried by a Long March rocket, before take-off on its way to the moon. Photo: Reuters
Chang’e 5

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The bold ambitions behind China’s Chang’e 5 moon mission

  • Latest lunar expedition is a milestone for the Chinese space programme and has reignited a long-dormant race for the stars
  • Part of the samples from the moon’s surface will be kept in Mao Zedong’s home province, in his honour

Topic |   Chang’e 5
The Chang’e 5 lunar probe, carried by a Long March rocket, before take-off on its way to the moon. Photo: Reuters The Chang’e 5 lunar probe, carried by a Long March rocket, before take-off on its way to the moon. Photo: Reuters
The Chang’e 5 lunar probe, carried by a Long March rocket, before take-off on its way to the moon. Photo: Reuters
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