China's Spacecraft Circles the Moon and Back.
Third Space Mission This Week Declared a Success
It's been a disastrous week for space missions this week. On Tuesday, 28 Oct, an unmanned NASA-contracted rocket exploded in midair about six seconds after launch, lighting up the sky. 200 million dollars went up in flames.
Yesterday, 31 October the Virgin Galactic spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo, to be ejected from a specially built jet for a suborbital civilian space ride, crashed during a test flight, killling one pilot and injuring a second.