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China prepares for return of lunar probe with moon samples

 

  • Chinese ground crews are standing by for the return of a lunar probe bringing back the first fresh samples of rock and debris from the moon in more than 45 years.
  • The Chang’e probe is expected to land in the Siziwang district of the vast Inner Mongolia region on 16 or 17 Dec. 
  • It fired its engines early 16 Dec to put it on course before the orbiter separates from the return vehicle, with all systems functioning as expected, the China National Space Administration said.