The Heat: China’s Lunar Mission

The Heat

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China’s Chang’e-6 spacecraft has officially entered lunar orbit. The China National Space Administration’s mission to the far side of the Moon launched last Friday in the first human endeavor to collect and retrieve lunar samples. How will it impact future lunar missions?

Joining the discussion: 

  • Amitabha Ghosh is a Planetary Scientist.
  • Yang Yuguang is Vice Chair of the Space Transportation Committee at the International Astronautical Federation.
  • Keith Cowing is a Former Rocket Scientist and Editor of
  • Xu Yansong is the Former Director of International Cooperation at the China National Space Administration.