China’s lunar probe makes history by successfully soft-landing on the far side of the moon — TechCrunch

It’s not Lunar New Year yet, but there is something new on the moon. In a major milestone for space exploration, China announced that its lunar program has successfully soft-landed a probe on the far side of the moon, making it the first country to do so. The historic landing was reported by Xinhua, China’s…

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launch set back to 2021 — TechCrunch

NASA announced yesterday that its highly anticipated James Webb Space Telescope is delaying its launch — again. It was announced in March that the mission would be delayed until 2020, which is already two years past its original launch date of October 2018. But after accepting the recommendations of an independent review board, NASA has…

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