Source: Xinhuanet

10-24-2007 11:36

The graphics shows the Developing and launching chang'e I lunar probe:first step of Chinese Lunar Exploration Program. (Xinhua Photo)

First phase: to develop and launch China's first lunar orbiter, to start lunar exploration.

Second phase: to launch a lunar rover to realise soft landing on the surface of the moon.

Third phase: to return to the earth after collecting lunar samples.