CHINA China launches global call for Chang'e-4 rover name

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China launches global call for Chang'e-4 rover name

VCG

17:45, August 15, 2018

China published the design of the new Chang'e 4 lunar rover Wed and asked the public to name it. (Photos: VCG)

The lunar probe is planned to launch at the end of 2018.

Wu Weiren, chief engineer of China's lunar exploration program, talks about the Chang'e-4 rover at an event in Beijing, Aug. 15, 2018. China kicked off a global contest to find a name for the Chang'e-4 rover.

It will and make a soft landing on the far side of the Moon, a first in human history.

A model of the Chang'e-4 rover on display in Beijing, Aug. 15, 2018. China kicked off a global contest to find a name for the Chang'e-4 rover.

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