The red flag of China is now flying on the Moon. A first for the country, this symbolic gesture was achieved via a combination of old-school patriotism and 21st-century tech
The Chan’ge-5 probe spent a couple of days on the lunar surface recently. It touched down in the Sea of Storms, by the northwest volcanic formation of Mons Rümker. The probe is also the first Chinese “visitor” to embark on a return journey.