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Video: Footage from China's historic landing on the moon

Video: Footage from China's historic landing on the moon

In the footage below, China's Chang'o-6 spacecraft takes part in a historic lunar landing. The Chinese Space Agency said that the goal of the mission is to extract the world's first rock and soil samples from the far side of the moon.

This is the sixth lunar mission China It has been launched since 2007. In 2019, Chang'o-4 was the first spacecraft to land on the far side of the Moon. Chang'o-5 began collecting samples four years ago, on November 24, 2020. The instrument, consisting of an orbiter, descent module and reentry module, landed on December 1 in a large lava field called Oceanus Procellarum (Ocean of Storms) to collect samples From the soil.

Last, On May 3 The Chinese mission, which was launched and is expected to last 53 days, aims to collect samples from a large crater in the Aitken Basin on the south pole of the moon.

The samples are expected to be returned to Earth around June 25.

China has said that before Manned mission by 2030 He wants to go to the moon. The moon has been the focus of interest among many spacefaring nations in recent years, as it is believed to contain valuable raw materials.

Cover image and video source: CCTV via Reuters

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