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Robert Pearlman
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China moon rover stamps and medallions celebrate country's first lunar landing

China's postal service and largest bank are marking the country's first moon landing by launching new stamps and medallions featuring the Chang'e-3 probe and Yutu rover...

The CNSA also worked with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) to offer a series of precious metal products honoring the Chang'e 3 mission.

The "Lunar Probe" products, which include a gold statue of the moon goddess Chang'e and bricks or medals made of silver and gold, are part of an national outreach effort to excite the Chinese public about space exploration.

The sculpture, crafted by artist Yuan Xikun, is inlaid with recovered pieces of debris from the Long March 3B rocket that launched the Chang'e-3 mission on Dec. 1.

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Rocket debris, yeah it was in this guy's house.
No casualties were reported after the successful launch of China's first moon rover, Chang'e-3, from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in the southwestern province of Sichuan, but debris from the launch hurtled into a village in neighbouring Hunan province.

DougS
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Are these available outside of China?

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