THE NEW SPACE RACE: China Announces Name of Spacecraft Landing Crew on Moon.

The capsule is called Mengzhou, or “dream vessel,” while the lander is called Lanyue, or “embracing the Moon,” a reference to a poem written by Mao Zedong in 1965, as CNN reports.

The almost 30-foot-long Mengzhou spacecraft will weigh in at a whopping 22 metric tons, per the announcement. The lander is big enough to house two astronauts and a 440-pound rover. According to the statement, their development is “progressing well.”

It’s a highly ambitious plan, but given the country’s progress — including becoming the first to land a spacecraft on the far side of the Moon in 2019 — it may just have a shot at pulling off its goal of returning astronauts to the lunar surface by 2030.

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