TODAY   |  December 16, 2013

China’s moon rover sends back first photos

The Jade Rabbit, China’s first-ever moon rover, has sent its back first pictures since landing last week. The rover is the third to roam the moon, after ones sent by the United States and the former Soviet Union. The rover will spend three months on the moon’s surface.

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>>> 40 years to get new imagines from the surface of the moon.

>> good.

>> well, these are in color too, by the way.

>> okay.

>> take a look. the pictures are curtesy of china and it's jade rangebbit rover.

>> it makes china the third country to accomplish a successful lunar landing after the u.s. and russia. u.s. moon mission gave us this famous line.

>> the eagle has landed. that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.

>> i remember where i was. 1969 . that's neil armstrong back in '69. now china is celebrating it's accomplishment as a giant leap for mankind as a whole. the next goal to send a human to the moon.