China’s First Unmanned Lunar Mission Proves Successful

January 13, 2015 10:13 AM

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Three months ago China launched its first probe into the outer space for a test flight orbiting the moon, and a return flight to Earth. But more recently it has been revealed that Chinese scientists are planning a second trip in space, this time a more ambitious one.

The first spacecraft sent into space by the People’s Republic of China is a service module that is orbiting at a distance between 3,293 miles at its furthest from the Moon, and 125 miles at its closest. The service module is equipped with special gear and cameras developed by the scientists to spot ...

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