Chinese spacecraft set to be the first to land on the dark side of the moon set for blastoff
Tuesday, 4 December 2018 () The spacecraft is slated to leave from Sichuan province, before entering the moon's orbit and touching down in the massive, 186-kilometer-wide Von Karman crater on the moon's south pole.
China is about to make space exploration history. Around 1:30 p.m. EST, the country's space agency is launching a lunar-landing mission to the moon's far side, which is hidden from Earth's view. The mission seeks to gently touch the spacecraft down on the surface — a feat that no country has ever...
On April 11, 1970 NASA launched its third mission to the lunar surface. The crew of Apollo 13 consisted of veteran Jim Lovell and first time space flyers Fred Haise and Jack Swigert. While coasting to..