https://www.foxnews.com/science/china-s ... media-saysChina successfully lands spacecraft on far side of moon, state media says
BEIJING, May 21, 2018 -- Photo taken by the landform camera on the Chang'e-3 moon lander on Dec. 16, 2013 shows the Yutu moon rover during Chang'e-3 lunar probe mission's first lunar day circle. (Xinhua via Getty Images)
China successfully landed a spacecraft on the far side of the moon Thursday, becoming the first country to ever land on the side of the moon that faces away from Earth, state news media said.
The official China Central Television said the lunar explorer Chang'e 4 had touched down at 10:26 a.m.
Zhu Menghua, a professor at Macau University of Science and Technology who worked with Beijing on the mission, said the mission’s success is a major milestone for the country and establishes it as a pioneer in space exploration.
"We Chinese people have done something that the Americans have not dared try," he said, according to The New York Times.
Congratulations on China's achievement professor, but the US has been kinda busy landing rovers on Mars for decades and sending spacecraft billions of miles to transmit back images of objects outside our solar system. But you beat them to the far side of the fucking moon. The Americans wouldn't dare attempt that. Well played! How long before you build a casino there?