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Launch Photos: China's Chang'e 3 Moon Rover Mission Blasts Off

China's Chang'e 3 Moon Rover

China National Space Administration

China's Yutu moon rover, part of the Chang'e 3 lunar landing mission launching in December 2013. [Read the Full Launch Story for China's 1st Moon Rover Mission]

Chang'e 3 Moon Lander Testing

CCTV/China Space

Chang'e 3 moon lander undergoes testing. [Read the Full Launch Story for China's 1st Moon Rover Mission]

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