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Chang’e 3 Lands on Moon, Releases Yutu Rover
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Chang’e 3 Lands on Moon, Releases Yutu Rover

by Justin CowartDecember 14, 2013

China’s Chang’e 3 landed on the moon today, marking the first time a soft landing has been achieved there since Russia’s Luna 24 in 1976. The landing comes 14 days after the mission launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwestern China. Hours after the lander touched down, it released the Yutu rover, which will explore the lunar surface for a planned three months.

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