On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 mission commander Neil Armstrong became the first person to step on the lunar surface followed by Buzz Aldrin.
A year ago North Korea's Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in declared an end to the Korean War, which has spanned almost seven decades. Seoul will be marking that anniversary this week, but Pyongyang may not take part.
The 585-kilogram Beresheet, which means 'Genesis' in Hebrew, lifted off at 8:45 pm (0145 GMT Friday) atop a Falcon 9 rocket from the private US-based SpaceX company of entrepreneur Elon Musk.
The Chang'e 4 lunar rover, launched last month, will explore the surface on the far side of the moon, the first probe to do so. Cue Pink Floyd...
Stephen Biegun said after arriving in South Korea on Wednesday that Washington is reviewing easing travel restrictions on North Korea to facilitate humanitarian shipments to help resolve an impasse in nuclear negotiations.
A Long March 3B rocket carrying a lunar probe blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province in southwestern China.
The so-called "blood moon," when it turns a deep red, was visible at different times in Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe and South America when the sun, Earth and moon lined up perfectly, casting Earth's shadow on the moon.
Much of the world will see a rare lunar phenomenon combining a blue moon, a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse which has not happened since 1982 and will not happen until 2037.
The cosmic event is causing a buzz as it combines three unusual lunar events - an extra big super moon, a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse.
Relations between Beijing and Seoul have been icy since South Korea allowed the United States to install a defence system to guard against missile threats from North Korea.
Beijing plans to put people on the surface of the moon by 2022. To prepare for this goal, students from Beijing's University of Aeronautics are starting a year-long experiment inside a simulated space cabin.
US astronaut Gene Cernan was the last man to set foot on the moon, in December 1972. He was also the second person to walk in space.
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