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Space fan produces animated trailer for Chang'e 3 mission

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla

01-11-2013 16:11 CDT

Topics: podcasts and videos, Chang'E program

This animation is cool! It's not an official outreach product, just the hard work of a space enthusiast excited about the upcoming launch of Chang'e 3. For an up-to-date report on plans for the mission -- including speculation that its launch date is likely to be December 1 or up to a few days after that -- read Leonard David's article posted yesterday on

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Chang'e 3 Animation Trailer
A fan-produced animation of the Chang'e 3 lunar lander mission.
Chang'e 3 lunar lander and rover

Chang'e 3 lunar lander and rover
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Chris Huber: 11/02/2013 04:38 CDT

so excited for China to get up in space. As NDT has always said, we need China or North Korea (haha) to start proper space missions indepentant of us to light that fire under the rear of the American public. the time is now for a new (friendly) space race we may not be the first back to the moon, but we will go to mars in the next decade! /wild and hopeful speculation

Ethan Walker: 11/04/2013 09:55 CST

The video is apparently now private

Emily Lakdawalla: 11/07/2013 11:08 CST

Indeed it is now private. Here is another link (sadly I couldn't figure out how to embed this one):

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