中国准备发射月球,这是一项历史使命,旨在从月球表面收集岩石

中国准备发射月球,这是一项历史使命,旨在从月球表面收集岩石

China is set to launch an uncrewed mission to the 月亮 that will collect rocks from the lunar surface and bring them back to Earth.

The ambitious Chang’e 5 mission offers scientists the first opportunity to study newly obtained lunar material since the American and Russian missions of the 1960s and ’70s. Chang’e 5 is named for the Chinese moon goddess.

The four modules of the Chang’e 5 spacecraft are expected to be sent into space Monday aboard a massive Long March-5 rocket from the Wenchang launch center along the coast of the southern island province of Hainan, according to a NASA description of the mission.

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The launch window opens at 3:00 下午. ET Monday, the NASA description .

在这个十一月. 17, 2020, photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a Long March-5 rocket is moved at the Wenchang Space Launch Site in Wenchang in southern China's Hainan Province. Chinese technicians were making final preparations Monday, 十一月. 23, 2020, to launch a Long March-5 rocket carrying a mission to bring back material from the lunar surface in a potentially major advance for the country's space program.

在这个十一月. 17, 2020, photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, a Long March-5 rocket is moved at the Wenchang Space Launch Site in Wenchang in southern China’s Hainan Province. Chinese technicians were making final preparations Monday, 十一月. 23, 2020, to launch a Long March-5 rocket carrying a mission to bring back material from the lunar surface in a potentially major advance for the country’s space program. (Guo Cheng/Xinhua via AP)

The rocket was moved to the launch pad in Wenchang Space Launch Center last week, 根据 China’s National Space Administration.

China became the first country to successfully land a probe on the far side of the moon when its Chang’e 4 探测 到达 the lunar surface on Jan. 2, 2019.

在 2013, China became just the third country, 美国之后. and the then-Soviet Union, to successfully “soft land” on the moon when its Chang’e 3 lander reached the lunar surface.

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美国. is the only country to have placed astronauts on the moon, having last done so in December 1972 during the Apollo 17 任务. 只要 12 人, 所有美国人, have set foot on the moon.

NASA’s Artemis program aims to 返回 我们. astronauts to the moon in 2024. 然而, a recent 报告 from the NASA Office of Inspector General 描述 的 2024 timeline as overly ambitious.

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Fox News’ Chris Ciaccia and the Associated Press contributed to this article. 在Twitter上关注James Rogers @jamesjrogers

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