The nation is the third country to perform a lunar sample return mission, after the delivery of Moon material to Mongolia on Wednesday.
The mission’s ascent vehicle has left the Moon, carrying its valuable cargo of lunar rocks, and is headed for a rendezvous and pass-off in lunar orbit.
Chang’e-5 is tasked with collecting lunar samples and bringing them back to Earth next month.
"Big Bertha," a lunar rock that was picked up by Apollo 14 astronauts, originated on Earth 4.1 billion years ago, according to a new study.
Now's your chance to blow a million bucks on some "tremendously rare" space pebbles.
The case is the latest of many contentious battles between NASA and private citizens over ownership of lunar material.
After being stolen, lost, and snapped up by a private citizen, the historic space artifact is now expected to sell for at least $2 million.
One small search engine for lunar rocks led to one giant search engine for mankind.
The Motor City house don samples harmonics from cosmic rocks and schools Detroit's next generation at YouthVille.
Forty years ago, during the last Apollo space mission, two NASA astronauts —Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt — stumbled across a seven-pound rock while bouncing around on the Moon. Schmitt was the only geologist to have visited the Moon. The sample...