China lands robot spacecraft on the Moon to return lunar rocks

China lands robot spacecraft on the Moon to return lunar rocks

A probe sent to return moon rocks to Earth has landed on the moon, Chinese state media report. The country’s Chang’e-5 mission – which consists of four modules – will return rock and dust samples to Earth and hopes to collect about 2 kg of…

China lands spacecraft on moon to bring back lunar rocks in historic mission

Chinese President Xi Jinping

China has successfully landed a spacecraft on the surface of the moon in a historic mission to retrieve samples of moon rocks, Chinese state media reported. Launched on Nov. 24, the unmanned Chang’e-5 probe, named after the mythical Chinese goddess of the moon, aims to…

NASA loses contact with Mars rover after spacecraft enters deep space

NASA loses contact with Mars rover after spacecraft enters deep space

NASA briefly lost contact with a spacecraft it sent to Mars in a mission to search for evidence of ancient alien life. The Perseverance rover successfully blasted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the US, on Thursday at 12.50pm UK time,…