Chang’e II Team Congratulated on Successful Lunar Orbit

A photo of a lunar crater from China's Chang'e II orbiter. (Credit: China National Space Administration)

CPC Central Committee and Central Military Commission of the State Council
Statement on Chang’e II Mission
November 8, 2010

On the occasion of lunar exploration missions Chang’e II achieved the success of the CPC Central Committee, the State Council special mission to participate in the engineering science and technology workers, cadres and workers, and PLA officers and expressed warm congratulations and cordial greetings!

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Chinese Chief Lunar Designer Describes Chang’e II Mission

A photo of a lunar crater from China's Chang'e II orbiter. (Credit: China National Space Administration)

The China National Space Administration published an interesting Q&A last month with lunar exploration chief designer Wu Weiren. He discusses the Chang’e II spacecraft now orbiting the moon, the nation’s future plans, and the reason it is exploring Earth’s closest neighbor. Below is an English-language version.

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