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China Eyes Collection of Lunar Samples in 2017

China aims to launch its next unmanned lunar probe in 2017, with the key aim of collecting and bringing back lunar samples, an official said on Monday, after the country's first probe landed successfully on the moon over the weekend.   China's leaders have set a priority on advancing its space program; President Xi Jinping has called for the country to establish itself as a space power.   The Chang'e 3 probe, named after a goddess in traditional Chinese mythology,...

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