The Chang'e 3, a probe named after a lunar goddess in traditional
Chinese mythology, is carrying the solar-powered Yutu, or Jade
Rabbit rover, which will dig and conduct geological surveys.
In China's most recent manned space mission in June, three
astronauts spent 15 days in orbit and docked with an experimental
space laboratory, part of Beijing's quest to build a working space
station by 2020.
(Reporting by Pete Sweeney)
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