China flies its flag on the moon: Beijing flaunts picture of its national emblem on lunar surface as probe Chang'e-5 makes its return journey to Earth with rock samples

China flies its flag on the moon: Beijing flaunts picture of its national emblem on lunar surface as probe Chang'e-5 makes its return journey to Earth with rock samples

Daily Mail·2020-12-05 01:00

China has flown its flag on the moon in a symbolic display of its intentions to compete with the US in space, 51 years after America first planted its colours on the lunar surface.

The flag was attached to Beijing's spacecraft Chang'e-5 which is making its way back to Earth with the first lunar samples in decades after taking off from the moon on Thursday.   

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