The Heat: Chang’e-5 returns to Earth

The Heat

China is now the third country in the world to successfully bring back samples from the moon. The Chang’e-5 landed in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to the delight of scientists and explorers. A ground team successfully reached the site to retrieve the samples. Researchers are hoping the material will give them insight into the moon’s history and evolution.

Joining the discussion:

  • John Zarrella is a journalist covering the US space program.
  • Stephen Clark is an editor with Spaceflight Now.
  • Ray Wang is the Principal Analyst and Founder of Constellation Research.
  • Xu Yansong is the Director-General of the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization.

For more: