Elon Musk recognized the foreign space agency's efforts, CNSA's, Chang'e 5 Moon Mission that recently launched on its way towards the moon. The SpaceX CEO is full of hopes and amazement as he called the Chinese's launch an "exciting" feat and as one of the Asian country's most challenging mission in its aerospace history.
The Chief Executive Officer of private aerospace manufacturer company SpaceX is commending China's latest Moon mission and recognized its efforts in the space race that occurs among the country's nations. Elon Musk is known for his large involvement in his company's products, being the primary face of SpaceX.
China's CNSA Chang'e 5: Moon Mission with Robotic Spacecraft
The Moon mission is not new to the space industry and the nation's competitions. However, this is one of China's early launches and efforts to study the lunar surface, with only a limited mission to collect and return samples from the Moon.
The China National Space Administration (CNSA) recently launched its Chang E5 spacecraft en route to the Moon earlier today and would arrive at the lunar surface in four days, November 27. Notably, the Chang E5 is a robotic lunar exploration spacecraft, resembling the TAG landing of NASA's OSIRIS-REx.
According to Xinhua News, this mission is one of China's most challenging and complicated feat in its entire space history. The spacecraft would collect and return samples from the moon and would not linger on its surface, returning immediately by December 16 to 17.
Elon Musk: 'Exciting' CNSA Chang'e 5 Moon Mission
The SpaceX CEO is engaging his followers in the feats, innovations, and achievements of its company on the short word social media, Twitte. Now he also recognizes the effort of other nation's expedition and triumphs.
According to Elon Musk (@elonmusk), China's CNSA Chang'e 5 Moon Launch is an "exciting mission" when he replied to a former tweet that shows footage of the most recent liftoff. This statement is a massive thing for Musk because of his company's many achievements in terms of space missions.
Exciting mission! — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 23, 2020
China's state-affiliated media, Xinhua News, recently posted video clippings of the recent Chang'e 5 mission earlier today, showcasing the spacecraft's collect and return task. Additionally, this launch is one of CNSA's most "complicated and challenging" feat in the space agency's history.
NASA: Congratulations to CNSA and Chang'e 5; Future International Collab?
Moreover, the country's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA's Science Directorate, also recognize China's efforts with the Chang'e 5 Launch the former's Twitter accounts.
Congratulations to China on the successful launch of Chang’e 5 to the Moon. We look forward to seeing how this sample return will advance the international science community. pic.twitter.com/4G1fLxfg6c — Thomas Zurbuchen (@Dr_ThomasZ) November 23, 2020
With Chang’e 5, China has launched an effort to join the U.S. & the former Soviet Union in obtaining lunar samples. We hope China shares its data with the global scientific community to enhance our understanding of the Moon like our Apollo missions did & the Artemis program will. pic.twitter.com/mPjG4FE0qQ — NASA (@NASA) November 23, 2020
Both NASA and Dr. Zurbuchen's statement is hoping for China's joint effort to contribute the data it collects from the moon to the international space community.
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Written by Isaiah Alonzo