2013-12-18 China's Lunar Probe
CRIENGLISH.com Web Editor: Wuyou
It's already been dubbed a small step for mankind but a giant leap for China. The landing of the Chang'e rocket and the yutu lunar probe over the weekend put China on par with America and the old Soviet Union as only the third nation to have reached for the moon. Last week's lunar feat also means that China now stands alone in Asia in being the first and only country so far to have achieved that.
-Jonathan Nally, Editor of space news web site, SpaceInfo.com.au
-Emily Lakdawalla, Senior Editor for planetary.org, the website of The Planetary Society
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