The Chinese lunar mission has ended successfully - the Chang'e-5 probe delivered samples of lunar soil to the Earth. This was reported by CGTN with reference to the State Space Administration of China.
“China thanks international support from European Space Agency, Argentina, Namibia, and Pakistan for the success of its Chang'e-5 mission,” the statement said.
A capsule with samples of lunar soil landed in the Inner Mongolia region of China.
Thus, China has become the third country to get soil samples from the Moon after the United States and the Soviet Union.
“If we get lucky, maybe four years. We want to send an uncrewed vehicle there in two years. If things go super well, landing people on Mars might be kind of in the 10-year timeframe,” he stated.
Meanwhile, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) selected 18 astronauts to form its Artemis Team for the upcoming astronaut missions on and around the Moon.