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As this year was mostly bad news, I wanted to share a bit of positive news. The first mission to collect samples from the moons surface since 1976 (more than 40 years ago) started successfully a few hours ago. If everything goes fine, soon the scientists will have a bit more fresher moon rocks to analyze. The start was live streamed on youtube. The liftoff starts around 54:00.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vppYWohS67I

More about the mission on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang%27e_5

UPDATE: Now we have images from the landing and drilling:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB-XVNyT1Lk

Last edited by Mnementh - on 02 December 2020

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