China hails successful launch of Chang’e-5 to collect, return moon samples

CGTN published this video item, entitled “China hails successful launch of Chang’e-5 to collect, return moon samples” – below is their description.

For more: #Chang’e5#lunar A Long March-5 rocket, carrying the Chang’e-5 spacecraft, blasted off on Tuesday from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site on the coast of China’s southern island province of Hainan. It is the country’s first attempt to retrieve samples from an extraterrestrial body. If successful, this will make China the third country in the world to retrieve samples from the moon after the U.S. and the former Soviet Union.

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