Chinese Chang’e Craft Loops the Moon


It’s no secret that China’s main focus of its space program revolves around the moon. On November 1st they did just that. China has successfully launch a capsule into space, swing around the moon and made it back safely with a touchdown speed of 7mph.

The capsule, Chang’e 5-Ti began its journey on October 23rd. Four days later it swung by the moon at a altitude around 8,000 miles, while taking pictures and sending it back home. In the capsule, Chang’e exposed several plants and bacteria not only for themselves, but also for German and Spanish research teams.

One major thing to point out is this is the first round trip Lunar voyage since the Soviet Union did so in 1976! Congrats China.