Xi congratulates Chang'e-3 mission's complete success

Updated: 2013-12-16 00:24


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BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated the complete success of Chang'e-3 mission that achieved the country's first moon softlanding Sunday night at Beijing Aerospace Control Center (BACC).

Xi and other officials shook hands with staff members at the control center, extending greetings to all participants of the mission.

After the moon lander and moon rover successfully took pictures for each other on Sunday night, Ma Xingrui, chief commander of China's lunar program, announced Chang'e-3 mission a "complete success".