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China 1st to Land on the Far Side of the Moon

By | January 3, 2019
The far side of the moon, as photographed by the Chang’e-4 probe in an image released Thursday. Photo: China National Space Administration/ AFP/Getty Images

The far side of the moon, as photographed by the Chang’e-4 probe in an image released Thursday. Photo: China National Space Administration/ AFP/Getty Images

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) reported that China was the first nation to successfully touch down on the far side of the moon. Chinese probe Chang’e 4 made a landing on Wednesday at 10:26 a.m. Beijing time within the South Pole-Aitken basin, in the Von Karman crater on the moon.

This moon landing “marked a new chapter in the human race’s lunar and space exploration,” according to the CNSA.

 

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