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Student observations confirm that the rocket, ready to hit the moon, is Chinese, not SpaceX Falcon 9

A group of students confirmed that the stage of the rocket, which should hit the moon next month, is a Chinese launcher Long March, and not SpaceX Falcon 9, as originally intended.

Rocket hull, from Art Chang’e 5-T1 missionMarch 4, more than seven years after launch in October 2014, crash into the opposite side of the moon. Initially, the object was mistakenly identified as a top degree SpaceX The Falcon 9 rocket that launched Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite in February 2015.



https://www.space.com/rocket-poised-strike-moon-is-chinese-students-confirm Student observations confirm that the rocket, ready to hit the moon, is Chinese, not SpaceX Falcon 9

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