China plans unmanned moon lander launch
29 August 2013 Last updated at 06:21 BST
China plans to send an unmanned space probe to the moon this year for the country's first lunar landing.
State media said preparations were now under way for the launch of Chang'e-3, the latest stage in its efforts to put a person on the moon.
The craft will use a radio-controlled rover to transmit images and dig into the moon's surface to test samples.
Ashleigh Nghiem reports.