China has placed a flag on the moon The BBC reported, Citing state-run media after the lunar surface’s visit to the country this week.
An image Issued by the National Space Administration of China clearly depicts the Chinese national flag on the lunar surface.
The Global Times newspaper said it was a photo Before boarding Chang’-5 lander vehicle before landing on the moon.
The Chinese outlet said the spacecraft “reveals a five-star red national flag, a real one made of cloth.”
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying too Shared Pictures of the national flag on the moon.
Our national flag is proud to appear on the moon. # Change5 The probe collected samples and flew from the moon. It will contribute to global scientific studies in areas such as the creation and development of the moon. pic.twitter.com/1UJskx3d9s
– Mission to China (@ChinaEUMission) 4 December 2020
Two previous Chinese lunar missions had flags on the coatings of the craft, Global Times said, rather than actual flags on the poles.
The newspaper said that the Chinese flag was first seen on the moon during the country’s inaugural lunar mission Chang-3 in 2013. In 2019, Chang’a-4 lander and rover brought the flag to an unpublished part of the moon.
Project leader Li Eunfeng told the Global Times that the system was used to hoist the flag Features given such as protection from harsh temperature differences.
“A common national flag on Earth would not have survived the severe lunar environment,” said Cheng Chang, a project developer.
NASA Associate Administrator Thomas Zurbuchen congratulated China on its lunar landing earlier this week.
“This is no easy task. When the samples collected on the moon are back on Earth, we hope that everyone will be able to study this precious cargo that can advance the international science community,” He tweeted.
Congratulations to China for the successful landing of Chang’e 5. This is no easy task. When the samples collected on the Moon are returned to Earth, we hope that everyone will be able to study this precious cargo that can advance the international science community. pic.twitter.com/2xoKouf3dq
– Thomas Zurbuchen (@Dr_ThomasZ) 1 December 2020
The US was the first country to flag the moon during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. By 1972, five other flags were placed in subsequent missions.
NASA cited the satellite images as saying that five flags still stand in 2012, but experts have said that they were probably turned white by the sun’s glare.
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin has stated that the first flag was placed too close to the Apollo Lunar module and was probably blown up when it exploded.