22 October 2021
The State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense announced a list of 17 research institutions that are to receive the second batch of lunar samples brought back by its Chang'e-5 mission. The newly distributed samples, weighing about 17.9 grams, will be divided into 51 lots and handed over to scientists from 17 research institutions - 16 from mainland China and one from Macau. According to the notice, the CNSA established a selection commission for the distribution of the samples earlier this month.
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