China Launches Mission to Moon

The plan is to return with rock samples.

On Tuesday morning, China launched the Chang’e-5 spacecraft to collect and bring back to Earth samples from the surface of the moon.  This is the first lunar mission by any nation in more than four decades. To date, only the U.S. and Russia have retrieved soil samples from the moon.

They expect the current spacecraft to return to Earth in 74 days.

They hope this latest step in their ambitious space program will culminate with an international lunar research station and ultimately a human colony on the moon by the 2030s.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Lord to be glorified in the space exploration of each nation.
  • For the intentions of China as that country fully enters into the “space race.”
  • For those in charge of U.S. space programs, including forward-looking missions to Mars and more humans on the moon.

Sources: New York Times, Wall Street Journal


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