On the Road to Baku: Chang-e, Chinese goddess of the Moon, gathered lunar samples. Bob Zimmerman,

Dec 09, 2020, 05:10 AM
Image:  Panel with the Moon Goddess and Attendants
On the Road to Baku:  Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com; in re:  Chuck Yeager and the Space Shuttle. The Chang’e-5 ascent vehicle that carried precious samples into lunar orbit was commanded to crash into the Moon Monday after completing its role in the mission. The unprecedented event allowed the transfer of the samples to a reentry capsule attached to the Chang’e-5 orbiter.