外文标题：China completes first return mission to moon
BEIJING: China today successfully completed its first return mission to the moon with its unmanned orbiter landing back on Earth, becoming only the third country in the world to do so after the former Soviet Union and the US accomplished the feat about 40 years ago.
In the latest step forward for its ambitious space programme, the test lunar orbiter landed in Siziwang Banner of China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region early this morning over a week after it was launched to test its ability to go to the lunar orbit and return to Earth.
Search teams recovered the orbiter at the designated landing area, about 500 kilometres away from Beijing, state- run Xinhua news agency reported.
The last documented mission of this kind was by the Soviet Union in the 1970s.
Launched Friday last week, the orbiter traversed 840,000 kilometres on its eight-day mission and took some incredible pictures of the Earth and moon together, the report said.
Prof D P Sharma (Unknown)
Money makes the space mission go, now it is China's turn.
RAKESH CHAMOLI (Loni Ghaziabad)
Many Many Congratulations.
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Veronica Dixit (Belgium)
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Good.Return mission to moon is most important than sending missions to moon
oraclesdi oraclesdi (london)
Well done to all of our Chinese friends!
big achievement. I must congratulate the Chinese scientists, engineers and workers. This is especially important in light of the cooling of relations between Russia and the US to cooperate on space exploration
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Web Presence (Pune)
Congratulations to Chinese scientists, engineers and other involved in the project which was basically centered around return capsule.