China Looks To 2017 Sample-Return Moon Mission

Credit: CCTVnews
With Chang'e 3's lander now on the Moon, its 140-kg (310-lb.) rover deployed and instruments on both working well, China is looking ahead to a sample-return mission to Earth's natural satellite in 2017. The next mission, Chang'e 4, will be similar to the current effort, using a backup spacecraft and...

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