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China just landed the Chang’e 5 spacecraft on the Moon. Why is this a big deal? – ABC News

The Chang’e 5 mission is the first to attempt to bring a stash of moon rocks back to Earth in more than 40 years. But it’s more than moon rocks that makes this…



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China has just landed a new robotic spacecraft on the Moon.
The Chang’e 5 mission is tasked with bringing a stash of moon rocks back to Earth.
If successful, it will be the first mission from any country to bring back lunar samples since the Apollo and Russian missions in the 1960s and 70s.
“This is a really complex mission that demonstrates a lot of technological capabilities and is a step into the future,” said Andrew Jones, a space journalist who follows China’s space program.
The 23-day mission…

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