China Lands Rover On The Moon

China's lunar probe and rover, landed successfully on the moon on Saturday night, marking a major accomplishment for the country's space efforts.

This is the first time a spacecraft from China has landed on an extra-terrestrial body. China becomes the third country after the United States and Russia, to land a spacecraft on the moon.

China's Chang'e 3 craft lifted off early on the 2nd December, on top of an enhanced Long March 3B rocket, from the Xicheng Satellite Launch Centre in Southwest China.

The spacecraft reportedly began to slow a little more than nine miles above the moon's surface, before hovering at about 300 feet above, where on-board sensors checked for obstacles, and found a safe landing spot.

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