China’s Chang’e-6 transfers moon samples to spacecraft set for journey back to Earth

By Thomson Reuters Jun 6, 2024 | 2:51 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Chang’e-6 probe succesfully transferred on Thursday samples it collected from the moon’s far side to a spacecraft in lunar orbit, state news agency Xinhua reported.

After receiving the samples, the spacecraft will fly back to Earth, with an expected landing in Inner Mongolia on June 25.

(Reporting by Eduardo Baptista; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)