NASA Hopes China Shares Data Obtained During Chang'e Lunar Mission With Scientists
"We hope China shares its data with the global scientific community to enhance our understanding of the Moon like our Apollo missions did & the Artemis program will," it said.
On Monday, China launched the Chang'e 5 lunar lander, which is to land on the Moon and return samples of its soil to Earth. The mission is designed for 23 days. The device is expected to bring about 2 kilograms of lunar soil to Earth. If successful, the Chang'e-5 mission will be the first mission since the late 1970s to deliver regolith to Earth. Previously, only the Soviet Union and the United States managed to do this.