The mission aims to take detailed measurements of the moon’s terrain and mineral composition. Pictures have been taken by Spacecrafts before but it is the first time any landers touched down there.
A spokesperson from the Australian Space Agency congratulating China on Twitter.
Landing on the far side has its technical challenges. There is no way to directly communicate with the device as it nears the target. It took three days for the space craft to reach the moon. A satellite was put in the orbit in May to communicated with the spacecraft.
Moment of Celebration and Relief on the successful Landing
How did the name Chang’ecame by
Chang’e is the name of the Chinese goddess of the moon. According to ancient tale, Chang’e flew to the heavens after taking an elixir, and landed on the moon as her final resting place.