China’s space program will be launching a six-wheeled rover called “Jade Rabbit” to the moon on Sunday. Should they succeed, China will become the third nation to land an object on the the Moon.
China is set to become the third Earth nation to successfully land an object on the surface of the Moon later this weekend. The country’s space program is planning to launch its new “Jade Rabbit” (aka Yutu) rover on Sunday via its its Chang’e-3 lunar probe. If successful, this will be the first mission to the Moon’s surface since the Russians did it 37 years ago.