China on Saturday joined the United States and the former Soviet Union in safely landing equipment on the moon.
By Lewis W. Diuguid
The Kansas City Star
The unmanned Change 3 lander, named for a mythical Chinese goddess of the moon, will release a six-wheel moon rover called Yutu, or Jade Rabbit, which was the goddess pet. The rover will for at least three months explore the flat area of the moon facing the Earth, The Associated Press reports.
Its not sure what the Chinese moon exploration project hopes to accomplish thats different from the manned missions of the U.S. or the unmanned missions of the former Soviet Union. But whats certain is Chinese officials now can boast like the others that theyve successfully made it to the moon, too.