03/10/2019 7:30 am | Salzburg/Munich (ots)
Without causing a big sensation, the Chinese probe Chang’e 4 and its moon rover Yutu succeeded in landing on the far side of the moon on January 3, 2019. So far, this side of the moon has hardly been researched and landing there is technologically very challenging. Therefore the People’s Republic achieved a surprising success, which amazed scientists around the world. Until then, no nation had ever managed to land on the dark side of the moon.
Up to now the state news agency Xinhua and the channel CCTV have published only very few images and videos of the mission.
In the nine months following the landing, the media company TV Alliance and Chinese state broadcaster CCTV co-produced a lavish documentary on this subject. Its unique and exclusive images not only show the spectacular landing on the dark side of the moon, but also offer an insight into the People’s Republic’s space program. The former German space shuttle astronaut Prof. Dr. Ulrich Walter comments the landing from the Western point of view.
“We are happy that we were able to realize such an exciting and extraordinary project together with our colleagues from CCTV. The Chinese production team did a great job and made everything possible. It was a very pleasant cooperation”, says Michael Radtke, Managing Director of TV Alliance.