Monday , December 6 2021

China raises the flag during the lunar mission Chang’e 5


Images from the Chinese space agency show the flag of a communist country flying to the moon shortly before the launch of a probe-return mission to Earth to collect stones.

Images from China’s National Space Administration showed a flag attached to the Chang’e-5 probe.

The Chinese flag is two meters wide and 90 cm long and weighs about a kilogram, and it is made of a fabric that will withstand the cold temperatures of the moon.

The BBC reported that the flag was unloaded by the Chang’e-5 landing machine just before its take-off vehicle took off, using the paratrooper as a launch pad.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry’s representative Hua Chuying and the EU delegation to the People’s Republic of China confirmed the event.


“We are proud that the Chinese flag of our country is flying to the moon,” said the tweet of the EU mission account.

“# The Change5 probe collected samples and took off from the moon.

The first flag on the moon was set by the United States during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission.

In subsequent missions until 1972, five more US flags were hoisted on the surface of the moon.

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