Jade Rabbit Retired

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Has you heard of the Jade Rabbit? Did you know it was just retired?

I don’t recall hearing about the Moon rover named the Yutu (translated as the Jade Rabbit). As it turns out the Chinese have been guiding the rover around the Moon since December 14, 2013. While its mobility was cut short after only about a month on the lunar surface, it did continue to send scientific data back to Earth until July 31.

While most of what we in the US see is related to NASA and US companies, it is important to understand that there are several other countries with growing and successful space organizations.

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