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China Aims to be First to Land Probe on Moon's Far Side

China's space program says it plans to attempt the first-ever landing of a lunar probe on the moon's far side. Zou Yongliao from the Chinese Academy of Sciences' moon exploration department told state broadcaster CCTV on Wednesday that the Chang'e 4 mission is planned for some time before 2020. Zou said the objective of the mission would be to study geological conditions on the moon's far side, also known as the dark side. Radio transmissions from Earth are unable...

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