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Fri-Mon / 24-27 October 2014

China Moon Missions Opening Path To Human Exploration Of Lunar South Pole


Chang’e-5-T1 Mission Successfully Enters Circumlunar Course, Set To Obtain Experimental Data, Validate ‘Skip-Reentry’ Technique & Technologies In Preparation For 2017 Chang’e-5 Sample Return Mission, Land In Inner Mongolia Around 1 Nov; China Officials Report Next Moon Lander Chang’e-4 Also Set To Advance Technologies For Sample Return Mission While Accomplishing New Feat – South Pole Landing Would Achieve Both Of These Objectives While Helping To Open Up Promising New Frontier To Eventual Human Settlement

Image Credit: Xinhua, NASA