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China's Chang'e-5 Probe Lands On Moon, Plans To Bring Back Samples

China’s Chang’e-5 lunar lander touched down on the Moon’s surface Tuesday morning. It will gather soil and rock from the Ocean of Storms, and if it succeeds in returning, it will be the first sample brought back since 1976.

Host Peter O’Dowd speaks with Andrew Jones, a correspondent at SpaceNews, about the historic landing for the Chinese space program.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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