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Chinese spacecraft heading back to Earth with lunar samples

On Dec 15, 2020
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A Chinese spacecraft ferrying rocks drilled from the moon’s surface is on course to land back on Earth Wednesday and deliver the first fresh lunar samples to scientists since the 1970s. Read more: https://t.co/2RwOftgNdT https://t.co/V98IDGdfvv
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Chang’e 5’s return spacecraft fired thrusters to raise its orbit around the moon on Friday, then performed a final departure maneuver at 8:51 p.m. EST Saturday (0151 GMT Sunday) to head for Earth, according to the China National Space Administration. It is the first tmie lunar material ...

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A Chinese spacecraft ferrying rocks drilled from the moon’s surface is on course to land back on Earth Wednesday and deliver the first fresh lunar samples to scientists since the 1970s. Read more: https://t.co/2RwOftgNdT https://t.co/V98IDGdfvv
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Chinese spacecraft heading back to Earth with lunar samples

Chinese spacecraft heading back to Earth with lunar samples

Chang’e 5’s return spacecraft fired thrusters to raise its orbit around the moon on Friday, then performed a final departure maneuver at 8:51 p.m. EST Saturday (0151 GMT Sunday) to head for ...

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China launches ambitious mission to return lunar material to Earth

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