A Chinese spacecraft on Thursday made the first landing on the other side of the moon, the prime minister said.
Moon explorer Changes 4 touched at. 10:26, China Central Television said in a brief announcement at the top of its news broadcast.
The far side of the moon faces away from Earth and is relatively unexplored. It is also known as the moon's dark side.
The groundbreaking landing demonstrates China's growing ambitions as inclusive. In 2013, Chang & # 3 was the first spacecraft to land on the moon since the Soviet Union's Luna 24 in 1976.
Changing the mission of a rover includes low frequency radio astronomical observations and ground structure and mineral composition exploration.
The long March 3B rocket, carrying Chang & # 39; 4, blew off on December 8 from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southern China.
In May, a relay satellite Queqiao, or Magpie Bridge, named after an ancient Chinese people's case, was launched to provide communications support between Chang 4 and Earth.
China plans to send its Chang 5 probe to the moon next year and get it back to earth with samples – the first time that will have happened since 1976.