China displays country’s flag on moon after lunar spacecraft landing

China successfully landed a spacecraft on the far side of the moon, bringing it closer to the United States in space exploration. This mission, aimed at conducting analysis tests and collecting surface samples, is a testament to China’s burgeoning prowess and development of its space program.

The Chang’e-6 probe, launched in April, reached its destination on the moon on Sunday. Upon landing, the spacecraft unfurled China’s flag using a robotic arm. This flag, made of a special composite material, was not planted on the moon’s surface but displayed in full view, symbolizing China’s successful lunar mission. 

“Mission accomplished!” Hua Chunying, director of the Foreign Ministry Information Department of China, posted on X. “An unprecedented feat in human lunar exploration history!”

The mission’s objective was to gather more data about the moon’s far side, a region known for its rugged terrain that poses significant
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