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China took the first steps on the surface of the moon
China, following the USSR and the USA, became one of the lunar conquerors. The spacecraft "Yuytu" ("Jade Hare") has successfully landed on the moon and has already taken its first steps on an unfamiliar surface. The lunar rover will work on an Earth satellite for at least three months, during which it must take soil samples and study lunar geography.
The launch of the Jade Hare is only China's first step towards moon exploration. A second unmanned expedition is already planned for 2017, the main goal of which is to deliver lunar soil samples to Earth. By 2020, China expects to send astronauts to the satellite and even build a space station there.
However, China is not the only interested party. Earlier, in 2012, it was reported that Russia is also preparing for the exploration of the moon. Roscosmos stated that unmanned expeditions were planned for 2015 and 2017 years, and by 2020 they promised to develop a special manned module that could deliver astronauts to the Moon.