China Launches Long March-5 Rocket Carrying Chang’e 5 Robotic Vehicle to the Moon to Collect Samples

Long March-5 China launch - CGTV

China launched a four-booster rocket carrying the Chang’e 5 robot into space on Monday on its Chang’e lunar mission, designed to gather and bring back soil and rock samples from The Moon.

The launch of the Long March-5 rocket from Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in Southern Hainan was successful and the Chang’e lander and vehicle are expected to land on Moon on Nov. 27. The mission returns to Earth on Dec. 16-17.

It is the sixth lunar mission for China.

Watch the launch here: