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Chang'e-5 ascent vehicle released

Chang'e-5 ascent vehicle released
Chang'e-5 ascent vehicle released China's Chang'e-5 orbiter captured this image as it released the ascent vehicle on 6 December 2020. Having successfully transferred its Moon samples to the orbiter for return to Earth, the ascent vehicle later crashed itself into the lunar surface. CNSA / CLEP / Edited by The Planetary Society

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