#Giveaway  on last slide

South Korea Launches Its First Spacecraft To The Moon

Scribbled Arrow

South Korea joined the march to the moon with Thursday's launch of a lunar orbiter, which will search for future landing sites.

SpaceX launched the satellite in December. It is on a long and winding path to save fuel.

It will be joined by spacecraft from India and the US that are already orbiting the moon and a Chinese rover exploring its far side.

New moon missions are planned for India, Russia, Japan, and several private companies from the US and worldwide. 

NASA will launch its massive moon rocket in August. 

South Korea's $180million mission to the moon - South Korea's first step towards lunar exploration.

It includes a small, solar-powered satellite that can travel just 62 miles (100 km) above the lunar surface.