China completes first spacecraft rendezvous, docking in lunar orbit


By Yu FeiQuan Xiaoshu

BEIJING, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- The ascender of China's Chang'e-5 probe successfully rendezvoused and docked with the orbiter-returner combination in lunar orbit, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced Sunday.

This is the first time Chinese spacecraft have carried out rendezvous and docking in lunar orbit.

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