Author Topic: LIVE: Chang'e-3 lunar probe and rover, CZ-3B - Xichang - December 1, 2013  (Read 309385 times)

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Something to consider for today's Chang'e 3 landing on the Moon.   In 1966 the Soviet Union succeeded in its first survivable landing on the Moon with Luna 9 after 11 failed attempts (including launch vehicle failures).   The same year the United States made its first survivable landing on the Moon with Surveyor 1 after three failed attempts.   So the Chinese will be extremely lucky to complete a soft-landing at their first attempt.

Surveyor 1 succeeded on its first attempt.  What were the three failed attempts?


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