Tuesday, March 3, 2009

China hits Moon

On Sunday, China's first lunar probe struck the surface of the Moon according to a story in Space.com.

The spacecraft, Chang'e 1, was crashed into a southern region on the lunar surface. No word yet whether it intersects the USA territory claimed in the series of landings on the lunar surface in the 1960s and early 1970s. (See map for details.)

Follow-up missions are planned for 2011 and 2013.