• China's Chang'e-5 lands on moon to retrieve samples

    -- China's Chang'e-5 spacecraft successfully landed on the near side of the moon late Tuesday

    -- The lander has carried out a series of status checks and settings, preparing for around 48 hours of work on the surface of the moon.

    -- About 2 kg of samples are expected to be collected and sealed in a container.

    -- Chang'e-5 will carry out an unmanned rendezvous and docking in a lunar orbit around 380,000 km away, a first in the history of space exploration. The orbiter is expected to carry the returner back to Earth.