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China ready to land robot rover on moon

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

On Saturday afternoon (GMT), a landing module will undergo a powered descent, using thrusters to perform the first soft landing on the moon in 37 years.

Several hours later, the lander will deploy a robotic rover called Yutu, which translates as "Jade Rabbit". Catharina Moh reports.

  • 14 Dec 2013
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