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Chinese spacecraft lands on Moon's far side

The Chang'e-4 device performed a successful landing
16:31, 3 January 2019

Chang'e-4 spacecraft
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The humankind performed the first successful space mission with the landing on the far side of the Moon. 'The China National Space Administration said the 10:26 a.m. landing of the Chang'e-4 lunar explorer has “opened up a new chapter in human lunar exploration”, said the message at NBC News.

'The Chang'e-4′s launch on Dec. 8 was hailed as one of the nation’s major achievements in 2018, and state broadcaster China Central Television announced Thursday’s landing to the public at the top of the noon news (...) In 2013, Chang'e-3, the predecessor craft to the current mission, made the first moon landing since the former Soviet Union’s Luna 24 in 1976. The United States is the only country that has successfully sent a person to the moon, though China is considering a crewed mission too', the outlet wrote.

Chinese leader Xi Jingping stressed that 'the space dream is part of the dream to make China stronger'.

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