China explores space with autonomy and openness

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BEIJING, Feb.23 (Xinhua) – Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday met with representatives of space scientists and engineers who participated in the research and development of the Chang’e-5 lunar mission in Beijing.

Xi, also secretary general of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, also visited an exhibition on lunar samples brought back by the Chang’e-5 probe and the achievements of Chinese lunar explorations.

The Chang’e-5 probe, comprising an orbiter, lander, ascender, and turner, was launched on November 24, 2020. The return capsule landed on December 17, recovering approximately 1,731 grams of lunar samples.

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As China’s most complex space project, the Chang’e-5 mission has performed alien sampling and return for the first time. This is another major achievement in overcoming the difficulties by making full use of the advantages of the new system of pooling resources and national forces, marking a big step forward in the Chinese space industry.

In order to achieve self-sufficiency and self-improvement of the country in science and technology, Chinese scientists are …

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