China is now officially becoming a global player in the Space exploration industry, with its rover ‘Jade Rabbit’ successfully driving out of its space craft and onto the moon’s surface.
The first lunar rover for the nation has began its 3 month mission to explore the moon for natural resources. China’s state TV channel showed the event live.
China is only the third nation to send a rover to the moon, which will surely be watched by people from all over the globe.
The Jade Rabbits ‘soft landing’ is the first in 37 years, after the US and the Soviet Union.
Scientists involved with the mission burst into applause once a computer generated image showed the spacecraft carrying the rover touching down onto the moon’s surface, after hovering for several minutes seeking an appropriate place to land.
The next step in China’s ambitious space plans will be to land a man on the moon by 2025.
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