The Long March 3B rocket carrying the Chang'e-3 lunar probe is seen docked at the launch pad at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Liangshan, Sichuan province December 1, 2013. China will launch ... more 
The Long March 3B rocket carrying the Chang'e-3 lunar probe is seen docked at the launch pad at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Liangshan, Sichuan province December 1, 2013. China will launch Chang'e-3 lunar probe at 1:30 a.m. on Monday which will deploy a buggy to explore its surface, marking a major milestone in the country's space ambitions. Chang'e-3 comprises a lander and a moon rover called "Yu Tu" (Jade Rabbit). The lunar probe is expected to land on the moon in mid-December if everything goes according to plan. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA less 
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