The Jade Rabbit has landed.

No human-made object has touched the lunar surface since 1976, and no human since ’72. The Chinese broke that dry spell today, becoming the third country to land a lunar rover on the moon. While there are no astronauts, the rover will transmit data. Will the landing lead to a renewed space race?

2 replies on “The Jade Rabbit has landed.”

  1. Vulch says:

    Actually several human-made objects have touched the lunar surface since 1976, they’ve just done it fast enough to leave craters…

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