Excitement is palpable among the crowd as China launched its first lunar orbiter, the Chang’e One satellite (named after the goddess of the moon 嫦娥), half a century after the Russians became the first to set out to space.
LA Times: China launches its first lunar orbiter
Sydney Morning Herald: China joins Asian race to the moon
Euronews: China launches lunar ambitions with moon shot
Herald Sun: China sends first rocket to moon
Christian Science Monitor: What’s behind Asia’s moon race?
China Daily: Scientific exploration, not competition