China releases images of unmanned spacecraft on moon
Monday, December 16, 2013 - 00:41
Dec. 16 - Video released by Chinese state media showed the Chang'e probe landing on the moon and setting down its lunar rover, the ''Jade Rabbit.'' Sarah Irwin reports.
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Chinese state media releases images of China's unmanned spacecraft on the moon. On Saturday, the Chang'e 3 probe accomplished a so-called "soft landing" on the moon - as China joined the U.S. and former Soviet Union in managing such a feat. The probe was carrying the solar-powered Jade Rabbit buggy - a remote-controlled rover tasked with digging and conducting geological surveys. On Sunday, the rover and the probe took photographs of each other. China has been increasingly ambitious in developing space missions - for military, commercial and scientific purposes.
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