China Lands a Probe on Moon as It Pursues Space Ambitions

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China Lands a Probe on Moon as It Pursues Space Ambitions

China on Tuesday said it landed a probe on the moon in its latest space endeavor and humanity’s first bid since the 1970s to return lunar samples to Earth.

The successful touchdown came a little more than a week after the unmanned Chang’e 5 probe lifted off from southern China on Nov. 24, state media said late China time Tuesday, quoting China’s National Space Administration. A round of applause broke out in the Beijing control room where the landing was monitored after an announcement the probe had “landed on the surface…

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