China presented Russia, France with lunar samplesChina has presented Russia and France with lunar samples, China National Space Administration (CNSA) revealed at a launching ceremony for this year's Space Day of China on Monday.
During French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to China this April, China presented France with 1.5 grams of lunar samples for scientific research. For the same purpose, on February 4, 2022, China presented Russia with 1.5 grams of lunar samples when
Russian President Vladimir Putin visited China, and Russia reciprocated China with 1.5 grams of lunar samples during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Russia in March 2023.
The international sharing and joint research on lunar samples is a major event in the scientific community worldwide, an important approach to study the formation and evolution of the moon, as well as a key scientific activity for human society to explore the unknowns, said CNSA.