China to land a probe on the Moon this year
August 29, 2013
The Chang’e-3 Lunar probe will include a six-wheeled lunar rover, which will work on the surface for about three months.
If the mission is successful, China will then begin phase 3 of its Lunar exploration program, which will involve a rover to be sent to the Moon in 2017, where it will collect samples from the Moon’s surface and then return to Earth.
After that, China will begin its next step — landing humans on the Moon. [...]