25 December 2021
A handover ceremony of CE-5 lunar samples, used for backup storage, was held on 25 December in Shaoshan, central China's Hunan Province. Shaoshan is also the home town of the late Chinese leader Mao Zedong. The CE-5 samples were handed over to Hunan University by the CNSA and will be stored in the newly constructed base, the country's only facility dedicated to lunar sample backup storage.
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