The United States has not performed a soft landing on the Moon since 1972 when Apollo 17 delivered astronauts Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt to the Taurus-Littrow valley. The former USSR last did it in 1976 with the sample return mission Luna 24.
Now, after a surprising 37-year gap in lunar ground exploration, China has started making its own tracks in the moondust. Congratulations to the people of China for their successful landing and lunar ambitions. www.spaceweather.com