/Dark side of the moon: Spacecraft makes historic lunar landing

Dark side of the moon: Spacecraft makes historic lunar landing

The pioneering achievement is another demonstration of China’s ambitions to be a space power. The country aims to land a crewed flight on the moon in the coming decade.

China’s CCTV confirmed the news in a brief bulletin during its noon newscast, after a morning of rumors, saying that Chang’e-4, named after a Chinese moon goddess, touched down at 10:26 a.m. Beijing time.

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