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China's Lunar Explorer Has Made Its Historic Touchdown on the Far Side of the Moon, State Media Says

January 3, 2019 5:22 AM
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(BEIJING) — China’s burgeoning space program achieved a first on Thursday: a landing on the so-called dark side of the moon.

The United States, the then-Soviet Union and more recently China have all sent spacecraft to the near side of the moon, which faces Earth, but this is the first-ever landing on the other side.

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