Far side of the moon: China's Chang'e 4 probe makes historic touchdown


A Chinese spacecraft has become the first ever to land on the far side of the moon, according to state-run media, in a giant leap for human space exploration.

This is great. China has the resources and the desire to improve their space-based technologies and, given their aggressive stance around the world, this should motivate other state-run space agencies to step up their game. If China successfully reaps the benefits of space before others, then the future belongs to China. Period.