Congratulations China!

China has soft-landed a probe on the moon, named the Chang’e 3 lander, and it has successfully deployed a rover named Yutu. This is a big deal. Congratulations.

This is the first moon landing since 1976.

The moon has no atmosphere, so a lander has to use rockets. This is a big technical achievement. China hopes to have a base on the moon in the 2020s.

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