China’s Chang’e-6 completes a historic moon mission

In a remarkable achievement, China’s Chang’e-6 probe lifted off from the far side of the moon on Tuesday and began its journey back to Earth with the first rock samples ever collected from this rarely explored terrain. This ambitious mission underlines China’s growing status as a major space power.

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced that the ascender successfully entered a preset orbit around the moon after its launch at 7:38 a.m. Beijing time. The return journey is expected to take about three weeks, with an expected landing in Inner Mongolia around June 25.

After completing the sampling, the Chinese national flag was unfurled on the far side of the moon for the first time, marking another historic moment. Scientists expect that the analysis of these samples will provide deeper insights into the formation and evolution of the moon, providing a solid foundation for future lunar exploration missions.

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