China to share part of lunar samples with other countries

December 17, 2020 16:17:13

The Long March-5 Y5 rocket, carrying the Chang’e-5 lunar probe, takes off from Wenchang Space Launch Center, in Wenchang, Hainan province, China, November 24, 2020 — Reuters/Files

China plans to share data and samples that the Chang’e 5 probe obtained during its recent mission to the moon, based on international cooperation conventions, said the deputy head of the country’s space agency on Thursday.

The lunar samples will be mainly used for scientific research, Wu Yanhua, deputy head of the China National Space Administration, told a press briefing.


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