PBS NewsHour

What China hopes to gain from unprecedented lunar mission

Clip: 11/17/2018 | 6m 54s

China has become the first country to land a probe on the far side of the moon, in territory previously untouched. The move signals China’s intent to broaden space exploration for purposes of both military achievement and scientific discovery. Miles O’Brien explains to William Brangham how China established communication with this remote area, which is characterized by enormous lunar craters.

Aired: 11/17/18

Rating: NR

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