Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Details on Chinese Lunar Rover

Hey Space Placers!

The next nation to land people on the Moon will most likely be China. They just successfully returned Taikonauts from a manned mission to the Chinese space station.

China is expected to send a nuclear powered rover, complete with a piggyback solar powered rover to the Moon sometime late this year.

Artist's concept of Chang'e 3 rover on the Moon
Glen Nagle

This will be quite a mission if successful as it will mark the first lunar surface mission since Apollo 17 in December 1972. There have been plenty of lunar orbit missions but having a rover available to go places on the Moon is pretty exciting.

Read More About It: http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2013/01091341-change-3-lunar-lander.html

Sky Guy in Rain Drenched VA

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