Watch a Chinese probe land on the far side of the Moon

China announced earlier this month that it had achieved the first ever landing on the far side of the moon.

The Chang’e-4 mission successfully landed on the moon on 3 January 2019.

Now China’s space agency, the China National Space Administration, has released footage of the historical Chang’e-4 landing.

The footage shows the Chang’e-4 lander descending onto the moon, before successfully touching down in the Von Kármán crater.

Its rover, Yutu-2, will continue to explore the uncharted far side of the moon during its three-month mission.

Later this year, Chang’e-5 is expected to land on the surface and collect samples, which will then be returned to Earth.

Watch the historical lunar landing below.

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Watch a Chinese probe land on the far side of the Moon