Chinese Chief Lunar Designer Describes Chang’e II Mission

A photo of a lunar crater from China’s Chang’e II orbiter. (Credit: China National Space Administration)

The China National Space Administration published an interesting Q&A last month with lunar exploration chief designer Wu Weiren. He discusses the Chang’e II spacecraft now orbiting the moon, the nation’s future plans, and the reason it is exploring Earth’s closest neighbor. Below is an English-language version.

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