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Chinese researchers sprout seeds on the moon for first time ever

The super blood moon is not as scary as it looks The super blood moon is not as scary as it looks
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The space agency plans to launch a Chang'e-5 mission at the end of 2019 with the goal of collecting samples from the near side of the moon, Wu said.

"We have given consideration to future survival in space", professor Xie Gengxin, the experiment's chief designer, told the South China Morning Post.

China's bold moon-exploration plans don't stop with the pioneering Chang'e 4 mission, which made the first-ever soft landing on the lunar far side on January 2.

The country's first mission to Mars is scheduled for around 2020, Wu Yanhua, deputy head of China National Space Administration, said at a news conference in Beijing Monday.

The Chinese Moon lander was carrying among its cargo soil containing cotton and potato seeds, yeast and fruit fly eggs.

While it's certainly been determined that human interaction will be a big hurdle for long-term space faring missions, the engineering side of sustainable food production off-Earth is still facing challenges of its own and will continue to need development efforts. Some have raised the question of whether the experiment risks "contaminating" the Moon, but scientists generally think this is of little concern.

He said the Chang'e-4 probe has achieved the expected landing precision.

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It should be also noted that the Chinese space agency had carried seeds of potatoes and oilseed rape seeds to the lunar surface, but none of these succeeded in sprouting under harsh conditions in moon.

The ability to grow plant life on the Moon or in deep space could have a number of benefits for manned space voyages in the future.

The country has also said that it will welcome scientists and astronauts from around the world to make use of its space station, which is slated for completion by 2022.

In making the announcement Tuesday, Chinese researchers released pictures from the probe showing the tiny plant growing in a small pot inside the spacecraft, hundreds of thousands of kilometers away from the Earth.

China is relishing in the success of landing a lunar rover on the far side of the moon.

China has announced ambitious new plans in space, including building a base on the Moon and sending a probe to Mars.

While China has insisted that the probe prevents any organisms on its lunar lander from contaminating the surface, earlier space explorers were not so cautious.

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