Earth Day 2019 To The Far Side Of The Moon

So far this year the most excitement on earth for me has been off of it, i.e., the Chinese landing on the far side of Earth's moon.  Hearty congratulations!

Caption:  NASA's LRO image of the far side of moon, 2011

Caption:  中国国家航天局

China National Space Administration's Chang’e 4 spacecraft approaching the lunar surface, for soft landing on January 3, 2019.  Chang'e is the name of the Chinese Moon goddess.

 

For short video showing actual landing, see https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/01/13/china-releases-more-images-from-far-side-of-the-moon/.

 

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