Chinese spacecraft takes off on mission to the other side of the moon

Chinese spacecraft takes off on mission to the other side of the moon

China today launched (December 8, 2:22 pm local time) its lander and Rover Chang # 4 from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center as part of a mission hoping to land on the other side of the moon.

Chang'e 4 is the next in line of Chinese Chang's missions and would be the first ship to land on the other side of the moon. It shows the competitiveness of the country's space program on the international stage.

Model of the Chang & # 39; s moon Lander. Photo: AP