They’ll see us on the dark side of the moon

World News

January 3, 2019 - 10:31 AM

BEIJING (AP) — China’s burgeoning space program achieved a first today: a landing on the so-called dark side of the moon.

Three nations — the United States, the former Soviet Union and more recently China — have sent spacecraft to the near side of the moon, which faces Earth, but this landing is the first-ever on the far side.

The China National Space Administration said the 10:26 a.m. touchdown of the Chang’e 4 craft has “opened up a new chapter in human lunar exploration.”

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