efe-epaBeijing

Chinese space probe Chang'e-5's ascender module has left the surface of the moon and is in orbit readying to bring back to Earth the first collection of lunar rock and dust in more than 40 years.

It also marked the first time that the Asian country has carried out a takeoff on an extraterrestrial body, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) said late Thursday night in a statement. EFE-EPA