There was great joy and pride among the Chinese as the Chang'e-4 lunar probe scored a world first by landing successfully on the far side of the Moon.
It was all the more gratifying as Thursday's soft landing was a difficult feat fraught with risks. The United States, in its final lunar mission in 1972, decided against this because of the difficulties.
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