China has raised a flag on the moon BBC reported, Citing state-run media, following the country’s trip to the moon’s surface this week.
picture Released by the China National Space Administration, it appears that the Chinese national flag appears on the moon.
Run by the state Global Times The newspaper said the photo was It was taken aboard the Chang’e-5 lander before the moon-starter took off.
The Chinese newspaper said that the spacecraft “revealed the five-star red national flag, which is a real flag made of fabrics.”
A spokeswoman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry Hua Chuning too Mutual Pictures of the national flag on the moon.
We are proud to raise our national flag on the moon. The # Change 5 The probe collected samples and took off from the moon. He will contribute to global scientific studies in areas such as the formation and evolution of the Moon. pic.twitter.com/1UJskx3d9s
ChinaEUMission December 4, 2020
The Global Times noted that two previous Chinese missions to the moon had flags on letter plating, rather than actual ones on poles.
The newspaper pointed out that the Chinese flag was first seen on the moon during the country’s inaugural lunar mission, Chang’e-3, in 2013. In 2019, the Chang’e-4 probe and the rover brought the flag to an unwanted part of the moon.
Project leader Li Yunfeng told the Global Times that the system used to house the flag was so Certain features such as protection from extreme temperature extremes.
“An ordinary national flag on Earth will not survive the harsh lunar environment,” Cheng Chang, the project developer, told the state newspaper.
NASA Assistant Administrator Thomas Zurbuchen congratulated China on its moon landing earlier this week.
“This is not an easy task. When the samples collected on the moon return to Earth, we hope that everyone will benefit from the ability to study this valuable cargo that can provide the international scientific community,” he wrote on Twitter.
Congratulations to China on the successful landing of Chang’e 5. This is not an easy task. When returning samples collected on the Moon to Earth, we hope that everyone will benefit from the ability to study this precious cargo that the international scientific community can offer. pic.twitter.com/2xoKouf3dq
– Thomas Zurbuchen (@Dr_ThomasZ) December 1, 2020
The United States was the first country to raise a flag on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. Five Other flags It was planted on subsequent expeditions until 1972.
NASA cited satellite images as showing five of the flags that were still standing in 2012, but experts said it was likely white due to the glare of the sun.
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin said that the first flag was positioned very close to the Apollo Lunar Module and likely detonated when it took off.