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China's First Round-trip Moon Mission in Pictures

China's 'Chang'e 5 T1' Robotic Moon Mission

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

A Long March 3C rocket lower stage is prepared for China's first round-trip uncrewed moon mission launching from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in October 2014

China's 'Chang'e 5 T1' Robotic Moon Mission

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

A Long March 3C rocket stands on the launch pad for China's first round-trip uncrewed moon mission launching from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in October 2014

China's 'Chang'e 5 T1' Robotic Moon Mission

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

A Long March 3C rocket carried a lunar test capsule for China's first round-trip uncrewed moon mission launching from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in October 2014

China's 'Chang'e 5 T1' Robotic Moon Mission

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

A Long March 3C rocket is assembled for China's first round-trip uncrewed moon mission launching from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in October 2014

China's Hainan Launching Site

CCTV

China's Hainan launching site is approaching operational status and will be the departure point of the country's lunar sample spacecraft, Chang'e 5, atop a Long March 5 booster in 2017.

China's Lunar Return Capsule with Parachute

CASC

China's Lunar Return Capsule is seen here with parachute deployed.

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