China's next robotic mission to the Moon will test key technology for a future lunar sample return program. Credit: CASC

China’s next robotic mission to the Moon will test key technology for a future lunar sample return program.
Credit: CASC

Here’s my new story and update on China’s next robotic trek to the Moon – while technical details are skimpy, this mission should sharpen the country’s lunar sample return program:

China Poised to Launch Next Moon Mission on Thursday

By Leonard David, Space.com’s Space Insider Columnist

October 22, 2014 07:00am ET

http://www.space.com/27503-china-moon-mission-launch-thursday.html

 

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