Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chuying tweeted pictures of the country’s flag planted on the moon, while the Chang 5 ship wanted to return to safe travel.
Song 5’s unmanned mission is the latest in a series that includes the Chinese lunar exploration program. It was the first time a spacecraft with lunar rocks had attempted to return lunar specimens since the Soviet Union did in the 1970s.
NASA Co-Executive Thomas Surbuchen congratulated China on its landing on Tuesday.
“Congratulations to China on the successful landing of Song 5,” Subuchen tweeted.
The tweet continued: “This is not an easy task. We hope that when the samples collected on the moon return to Earth, everyone will benefit from studying these precious commodities that can advance the international scientific community.”
In November, NASA tweeted, “China hopes to share data with the global scientific community to improve our understanding of the moon as our Apollo missions did.” [sic] Artemis Project. “
Since China’s first manned spaceflight in 2003, the Chinese manned Shenzhou spacecraft will hit Song 5’s return in mid – December on the grasslands of inland Mongolia, where they have earned their income. Put a man in space following Russia and the United States.
The purpose of Song 5 is to revive the talk of China sending a team to the moon and building a scientific base there, although no deadline has been proposed for such projects.
China also launched its first temporary orbital laboratory in 2011 and its second in 2016. Plans call for a permanent space station after 2022, which could be serviced by a reusable spacecraft.
While increasing China’s cooperation with the European Space Agency and others, it has severely limited its contacts with NASA due to concerns about the secrecy of the Chinese space program and the country’s close ties with the military.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.