China partners with Europe to monitor impact of solar winds

Chinese Lunar mission Chang’e-5 returned to Earth this week after collecting dust and rocks. The development is an important marker in China’s collaborative space missions which is just one stop in the journey that China National Space Administration and partners like the European Space Agency have launched together.

Mark McCaughrean, Senior Science and Exploration advisor at ESA said, “With Chang’e-5 coming back, (we) have talked extensively about international collaboration and sharing out of samples.”

While Pei Zhaoyu, deputy director of the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of CNSA confirmed that some Chang’e-5 materials would be shared globally, mission’s deputy chief designer Li Chunlai stated that some of the lunar discoveries would be reserved for public display. 

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