China Shoots ‘Jade Rabbit’ Rover to the Moon

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This week China launched its Chang’e-3 lunar lander, with the Jade Rabbit moon rover on board. BBC science editor David Shukman, who got a behind-the-scenes glimpse of China’s secretive space program during a recent trip there, talks about the motivations behind the country’s moonshot.

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David Shukman is the BBC science editor in London, England.

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