China has successfully landed a spacecraft on the moon, as the Jade Rabbit lunar rover touched down. The unarmed rover is designed to search for minerals, and its landing represents a significant milestone in China’s ambition to establish a space station on the moon in the 2020s.
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The International Space Station was launched two and a half years ago, and many people are asking whether the $150bn cost of the station is paying off. The US, Russian, Canadian, Japanese and European space agencies are attempting to show its worth, highlighting its work developing drugs, the affects of space on humans, and more.