After US, China put national flag on moon

News Desk

China has planted a flag on the moon and become the world’s second country that planted flag on moon after the United States.

According to media reports, the state broadcaster CCTV said that China sent its Chang’e-5 spacecraft to the moon from Beijing at 11.10pm Beijing time (3.10pm GMT) on Thursday, as mission engineers watching control screens applauded at length.

Chinese National Space Administration released pictures of its five-starred red flag hoisted on the surface of the moon.

The Space Administration has said that the images were taken by a camera on the Chang’e-5 space probe, named after the mythical Chinese moon goddess, before it left the moon on Thursday to return to Earth.

China’s state media agency, Xinhua, reported the landing citing the China National Space Administration.

It is to be mentioned here that more than 50 years ago, the US first planted the Stars and Stripes on the moon.