Sending a man to the Moon It would be a one-way ticket if we do it now, given the thrust of our rockets at present is not strong enough.
If there are no major problems, China's first unmanned satellite to the moon will be launched in 2007.
The moon is 380,000 kilometers away from the earth. Sending the satellite there is a test of China's deep space exploration capability.
Although China has achieved great progress in aerospace development, more hard work is needed to accomplish the lunar probe program.