Chang’e-5

Chang’e-5 Brought Home 1.7 Kilograms of Lunar Samples

China’s Chang'e-5 lunar lander retrieved about 1.7 kilograms (3.81 pounds) of samples from the Moon, according to the China National…

9 months ago

Here’s Chang’e-5, Seen From Lunar Orbit

Images taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) show where the Chang'e-5 mission landed. The samples obtained by this lander…

9 months ago

Chinese Spacecraft Dock in Lunar Orbit for Transfer of Moon Samples – Next Stop, Earth!

Two robotic Chinese spacecraft have docked in lunar orbit for the first time ever, in preparation for sending samples from…

10 months ago

China’s Chang’e-5 Probe Blasts Off From the Moon, Bringing Back a Full Load of Samples

For the first time in more than 40 years, a robotic spacecraft has blasted off from the Moon – and…

10 months ago

Take a Look at What China’s Chang’e-5 Probe Is Seeing (and Doing) on the Moon

China's Chang'e-5 robotic moon lander is due to spend only two days collecting samples of lunar rock and soil before…

10 months ago

China’s Chang’e-5 Probe Lands on the Moon and Gets Set to Bring Back Fresh Samples

For the third time in seven years, a Chinese robotic spacecraft has landed on the Moon — but now things…

10 months ago

China’s Chang’e-5 Probe Is Off to Bring Back a Moon Sample — and NASA Hopes to See the Data

China's Chang'e-5 probe is on its way to the Moon for a mission that could bring back the first samples of lunar rocks and…

10 months ago

China Plans Lunar Far Side Landing by 2020

China plans lunar far side landing with hardware similar to Chang'e-3 lander This time-lapse color panorama from China’s Chang’e-3 lander…

6 years ago

Chinese Unmanned Lunar Orbiter Returns Home Safely, Paves Path for Ambitious Lunar Sample Return

A Chinese robotic probe has just successfully completed the first round trip to the Moon and back home in four…

7 years ago