Monday, December 2, 2013

Chang'e-3 faring shrouds recovered

Chang'e-3 booster faring shroud recovered

December 2, 2013 - following the successful launch of China's Chang'e-3, the spacecraft's faring shrouds, ejected from the Long March 3B booster, were recovered in Suichuan County, Jiangxi. No damage was reported, though locals waited for daylight to investigate "a loud noise, like thunder, a crackling sound" they feared might herald an earthquake.

Chang'e-3 booster faring shrouds

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