China's experimental lunar orbiter returns home

November 2, 2014 3:37 AM

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China's experimental lunar orbiter returns home

China succeeded Saturday in the world's first mission to the Moon and back in some 40 years, becoming the third nation to do so after the former Soviet Union and the United States.

The re-entry process began at around 6 am on Saturday morning, with the orbiter approaching Earth at a velocity of about 11.2 kilometers per second.

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