Rocket Set to Crash on Moon Built by China, Not SpaceX, Say Astronomers in Course Correction


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Astronomy experts say they originally misread the secrets of the night sky last month: it turns out that a rocket expected to crash into the Moon in early March was built by China, not SpaceX. A rocket will indeed strike the lunar surface on March 4, but contrary to what had been announced, it was built not by Elon Musk’s company, but by Beijing, experts now say. The rocket is now said to be 2014-065B, the booster for the Chang’e 5 -T1, launched in 2014 as part of the Chinese space agency’s lunar exploration programme. The surprise announcement was made...