The Jade Rabbit, seen in this artist's impression, will be the first wheeled vehicle on the Moon since the 1970s
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China rover lands on the moon

China lands a robotic rover on the surface of the Moon, a major step in the country's ambitious programme of space exploration.

The lander will deploy a robotic rover called Yutu - which translates as Jade Rabbit - in the first soft landing on the Moon in 37 years.

Chinese TV coverage. The commentary in this video is in Mandarin.

  • 14 Dec 2013
  • From the section Asia