All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Yutu’

Jade Rabbit Now a Piece of Space Junk

There’s a bit of sad news in the space world today; China’s lunar rover, affectionately named Jade Rabbit, bit the dust. Jade Rabbit, known as Yutu in Chinese, was a milestone in China’s space program. The rover landed on the moon late last year and observed and explored the surface remotely. A malfunction last month, however, caused the rover to …

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China Moon Landing Happened on Saturday

China became the third nation in history to ‘soft-land’ a spacecraft on the moon Saturday, following in the footsteps of the United States and the former Soviet Union. The unmanned spacecraft, Chang’e-3, touched down on the lunar surface, the first to do so in nearly four decades and comes two weeks after lift-off from Earth. It will release will release …

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